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Dallas ISD Partners With Presence Learning to Provide Students With Live Online Speech-Language Therapy Services

September 2, 2020

Dallas Independent School District (ISD)—the second-largest school district in Texas, which serves approximately 153,000 students—has partnered with PresenceLearning Inc., a leading provider of live online special education- related services to K–12 schools, to provide online speech-language therapy services to its students.

PresenceLearning Named GOLD WINNER in the Customer Sales & Service World Awards

September 1, 2020

PresenceLearning takes home gold in the Customer Sales & Service World Awards—Customer Service & Support Team of the Year during the COVID-19 pandemic. PresenceLearning is inspired by our school partners and students and proud to be recognized for our excellent service and support.

New Mental Health Service to Address Student Anxiety and Stress

August 26, 2020

PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online behavioral and mental health services for K-12 schools, has partnered with iOpening Enterprises to develop “Finding Your Power in Uncertain Times,” a six-week trauma-informed group therapy program designed to help students who are struggling with life’s current stressors, including social, emotional, and economic impacts from COVID-19 and civil unrest in their communities.

The K-12 Edtech Market Is At an Inflection. But Where Is It Going?

August 25, 2020

The K-12 education technology market is supporting schools with cost effective, engaging educational tools in varied school environments. PresenceLearning is cited among the solutions for filling the widening gaps in special education amid remote and hybrid models during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kershaw County schools utilizing virtual learning program for special education students

August 21, 2020

Students and teachers across the state have been adapting to e-learning since March, prompted by COVID-19. Although many children may still find it an unfamiliar teaching method, one group of students in Kershaw County’s school district have been accustomed to virtual learning for the past three years. 

Students in Special Education, English-Learners May Go Back to Class First. Here’s Why…

August 7, 2020

EdWeek features PresenceLearning’s partnership with Kershaw County School District in Camden, South Carolina, when discussing the important work of ensuring all students have the services they need. Partners at Kershaw state, “Without being able to use a robust live platform, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the quality of instruction the children deserve.”

How Teletherapy is Providing Support to Students: Remote Possibilities

June 9, 2020

Listen to host Kevin Hogan talk to Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, about how districts are utilizing teletherapy to deliver special education-related services. The company works with school districts across the country throughout the regular school year and has helped an increasing number of schools during the time of COVID-19. The CEO discusses what is happening in districts as they prepare for providing these essential services for students with special needs.

Inside a Special Education Company’s $27 Million Fundraising Round

PresenceLearning, which provides live online special education therapy services for K-12 schools, recently received a major infusion of financial support—$27 million—in the form of a Series D investment led by Bain Capital Double Impact. The pandemic accelerated the completion of the funding round, which will help the company’s expansion of online therapy and assessment services to meet growing

Special Ed Teletherapy Provider PresenceLearning Gets a $27 Million Boost

Speech and other special-education professionals were already in short supply even when classes were in session. Now, with students largely confined to homes, reaching learners who need extra support has become even more of a challenge and priority for school leaders. Long before the pandemic forced schools to close, though, districts have been turning to

Educators Get Creative To Serve Students With Disabilities

Despite cranky computers, conflicting schedules, shaky Internet connections and stubborn software glitches, Danielle Kovach got her whole class together a few Fridays ago for a video chat. Kovach teaches special education in Hopatcong, N.J., and this Friday class session was a celebration: They’d made it through the first few weeks of distance learning. Throughout those