For at least a decade, districts have endured a continuing shortage of SLPs. Mike McLaughlin, superintendent of John Swett USD in CA, explains how he addressed his district’s SLP shortage using PresenceLearning online speech therapy services.
Speech therapy is a valuable service that a school can provide to those with problems communicating verbally, and its effects can last a lifetime. On the other hand, it’s expensive, particularly for a small district to provide. PresenceLearning can cut the costs and complexity associated with individualized online speech therapy sessions that can be scheduled
Telepractice offers a promising solution to the ongoing SLP shortage by enabling practitioners to conduct live therapy sessions with clients using real-time videoconferencing. SLPs who want to practice in multiple states must complete licensure in each state where they will be serving students, a process that could be substantially streamlined by license portability.
PresenceLearning, provider of live online speech therapy services to K-12 students, has been adopted by charter school organizations such as Aspire, Imagine, Leadership Public Schools, Mosaica, Thomas Edison and Ballington Academy to deliver speech-language therapy services to their special education students.