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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

PresenceLearning’s online early childhood services expand the ability of schools and districts to deliver services and interventions to children under the age of 5. SLPs, OTs, and behavioral and mental health professionals work with children online and consult with families and caregivers.

Hinsdale school recognized for speech therapy program

Hinsdale School District in Hinsdale, NH, first contracted with PresenceLearning for online speech therapy services for a 6 week engagement in 2014. The district has worked with PresenceLearning ever since. Julie Fenrich, director of special services and middle/high school special education coordinator at Hinsdale, describes seamless cooperation during the initial setup and positive interactions with

Moses Lake Schools Recognized for Excellence

Moses Lake School District in Washington was a recipient of PresenceLearning’s annual Award of Excellence for the 2016-2017 school year for outstanding organizational leadership, teamwork, and improved outcomes in helping students with special needs succeed. 27 students in elementary and middle school receive live, online occupational therapy from PresenceLearning.

District One receives excellence award

Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona received the PresenceLearning Award of Excellence for the 2016-2017 school year for its stellar leadership and partnership in helping students with special needs succeed through the use of live, online speech and occupational therapy. Approximately 120 students in grades K-8 receive these services from PresenceLearning.

Neuroscience in the Classroom

Dr. Lori Desautels, expert on neuroscience, trauma, and special education, and presenter on PresenceLearning’s SPED Ahead webinar forum for special education leaders and clinicians was interviewed by PresenceLearning co-founder and CEO Clay Whitehead. The two discussed neuroscience, the importance of teaching students about their brains, and stress reduction techniques.

Tennessee Reimburses Schools for Telepractice Services

There is a shortage of qualified school-based speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and mental health professionals in many states. Telepractice helps alleviate these shortages by making these clinicians available online in areas that may otherwise struggle to be served. The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed an amendment to Senate Bill 195 enabling schools be be reimbursed

Embracing telepractice

Peggy Jadack, the director of pupil services for Sparta Area School District in Sparta, Wisconsin, shares her blueprint for buy-in and success with online speech therapy.

Finding the Right Talent to Build an Edtech Company That Is Loved and Lasts

Clay Whitehead, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of PresenceLearning, was recently interviewed about building a lasting company culture.

PresenceLearning Webinar “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED”

The PresenceLearning webinar “New Insights for Building Disability Pride and Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities” by LeDerick Horne and Margo Izzo was featured in Class Tech Tips. The webinar takes place on March 30. Horne and Izzo will share personal stories, evidence-based practices, case studies, and ideas for helping students connect to positive role models, build on

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PresenceLearning announced the six winners of its 3rd annual Awards of Excellence, which recognizes leadership, teamwork, and outstanding student progress. The winners are: Barstow Unified School District in Barstow, CA; Central Kansas Cooperative in Education in Salina, KS; Easterseals Academy in Rockford, IL; Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District in Newman, CA; Pass Christian School District in