Online Occupational Therapy (OT)

Is Teletherapy Just “Therapy on Skype”?

With mainstream technology like Skype and Facetime allowing people to chat face-to-face over long distances, it is a common misperception that teletherapy (also known as online therapy or telehealth) simply uses any videoconferencing tool to allow clinicians to connect with students or patients, perhaps holding up materials and flashcard p-5 bg-lightest mb-3s to the camera as

What are Your Staffing Priorities?

There are many reasons why districts and schools may feel they need more therapists on staff – seasonal spikes, unfilled vacancies, maternity/paternity leave or other factors all contribute to a district’s ability to manage caseloads and serve students. Every week, CASE Weekly Update polls subscribers, many of whom are CASE members, on various special education

PresenceLearning Names the Winners of its Third Annual Awards of Excellence

Six education organizations recognized for outstanding leadership and student progress in special education SAN FRANCISCO, December 8, 2016 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live, online special education related services, is pleased to announce the six winners of its 3rd annual Awards of Excellence, recognizing leadership, teamwork, and outstanding student progress. The winners of the

Addressing Therapist Shortages with Alternative Service Models

“I have a daughter with autism and she attends a public school in Manhattan. Every year it’s a real challenge finding related service providers so she can get an education in a neighborhood, community school setting. Specifically this year, there is a real chronic shortage of occupational therapists. I’m not sure how familiar you are

Top 10 SPED Videos of 2015

Video production is a non-stop effort from PresenceLearning, whether for recordings of our webinars, videos of schools, students, and families, or demos of our services. Since the beginning of the year, educators, families, and clinicians have watched our videos 53,291 times, nearly 10,000 hours of total viewing time! If you are up for some binge-watching over

Occupational Therapy Makes Its Way into More Schools and Classrooms

An exclusive article published by MultiBriefs reports more schools are seeking occupational therapy (OT) services for students. According to The New York Times, both New York and California schools have seen a 30% increase for OT services requests. In addition to providing these services to students in need, teachers are beginning to design their classrooms

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

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,

Avoiding the Summer Slide in Students with Special Needs with Extended School Year Services

“Knowing that my students are spending valuable time engaging with the best therapists available, and that accurate data is being collected, helps to ensure that our team has excellent information to consider when making informed decisions during IEP meetings.   The flexibility of working with PresenceLearning has enabled me to work directly with families and administrators

Changing Minds Webinar Recap: “The Autistic Brain” with Dr. Temple Grandin

Last week, thousands of special education administrators, educators, and parents joined PresenceLearning for its inaugural “Changing Minds” webinar, featuring autism expert Dr. Temple Grandin. During “The Autistic Brain” webinar, Dr. Grandin provided expert insight, practical ideas and personal stories to help special education leaders better understand the specific needs of students with autism. Dr. Grandin