Online Counseling

Provider Spotlight: Kristina Belkevicius

Kristina Bielkevicius always knew she wanted to work in psychology. After studying psychology as an undergrad, she started working with the adult population with people with Alzheimer’s disease in a clinical setting. Realizing she really loved children, she began exploring how she could work in an educational setting and entered grad school to become a

PresenceLearning’s Online Psychoeducational Assessments Wins a 2017 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

Service connecting schools and districts with fully-credentialed, remote school psychologists recognized in New Products category SAN FRANCISCO, November 30, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, was recently named a winner of the 2017 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence for its delivery of online psychoeducational assessments.

Randolph Academy Union Free School District Wins National Award for Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Needs

District is one of six winners of PresenceLearning’s annual Award of Excellence recognizing outstanding leadership and student progress in special education SAN FRANCISCO, February 9, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related services providers, recently named Randolph Academy Union Free School District (Randolph Academy) in Randolph, NY as a

PresenceLearning Releases New White Paper about Equivalence of Psychoeducational Assessments Administered Online and Onsite

White paper details equivalency study conducted by PresenceLearning and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt using the Woodcock-Johnson® IV assessment SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2016 – Making sure students are evaluated is a major responsibility for school districts, and is a key milestone in getting students the special education services they need. Chronic national shortages and other obstacles—including

Unsettling Trend: Thousands with Special Needs Caught Up in the Juvenile Justice System

“Across the country, students with emotional disabilities are three times more likely to be arrested before leaving high school than the general population.” “The vast majority of adults in American prisons have a disability, according to a 1997 Bureau of Justice Statistics survey. Data hasn’t been updated since, but experts attribute the high percentage of

The Best Professional Development and Special Education Resources in 2014

It’s December and time to pause and reflect on the year. So we’re sharing our top 10 “Best of 2014” news items and professional development resources for special education leaders. And if you haven’t already checked out all of our webinars, infographics, videos, and other materials, there is plenty on this list to keep you

Addressing Behavior Issues With an IEP

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are used to address educational needs for students with disabilities.  Educational needs can be academic or social, as both classroom and non-classroom behavior have a large effect on academic performance. In the Blog Talk Radio show “Your Special Education Rights with Jen and Julie,” special education advocate and parent Julie Swanson

The Dropout Divide for Students with Special Needs

The Washington Post blogged about a recent report conducted by Raise DC, a coalition of public, private and nonprofit groups, on the state of the dropout crisis in Washington D.C. The report stated that approximately 40 percent of students in D.C. do not graduate in four years, which makes D.C.’s graduation rate one of the

3 Key Metrics Every SPED Director Needs to Know

Are you able to easily answer parents’ questions about their child’s progress toward IEP goals? Do you know why a student missed a therapy session? Do you know how many IEP meetings are overdue, and for whom? Can you report, without a lot of deep digging, how many of your students are making good progress,