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.
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.
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
PresenceLearning has expanded its online speech therapy and occupational therapy offerings to include online special education instruction. This service is available to school districts for both individuals and small groups, and connects students with fully credentialed special education teachers. Online special education instruction helps alleviate the persistent, nationwide shortage of special education teachers.
With 794.4 percent growth from 2011 to 2013, PresenceLearning is the ninth fastest growing private company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Staying dedicated to its mission of unlocking the potential of students with special needs students has driven growth for the company and helped it to focus on what’s important, pass on opportunities that
“Every child learns differently, especially a child that has special needs. PresenceLearning is a remarkable service that not only offer parents access to the best occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in the nation, but it also builds a conducive therapy session by enabling kids to work from the comfort of their own home.” -Tom Vander Ark