Corporate partnership provides Arizona charter schools access to online speech therapy benefits
SAN FRANCISCO, August 22, 2012 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of onlinespeechtherapy services to K-12 students, recently joined into a corporate partnership with the ArizonaCharterSchoolAssociation. Through the partnership, the Association will help make Arizona’s 524 charter campuses aware of the uses and benefits of online speech therapy provided by PresenceLearning.
“With continuing budget cuts, it is essential that charter schools are provided with an affordable – and effective – solution for offering speech-language therapy services,” said Clay Whitehead, Co-CEO and a co-founder of PresenceLearning. “Our online services provide such a solution and now, through our partnership with the Association, we can help charter school organizations throughout Arizona deliver these services to their special education students.”
The Arizona Charter Schools Association is a non-profit membership and professional organization providing the best in comprehensive support and services to Arizona’s charter schools. The Association’s mission is to support student achievement through high-quality charter schools, advocate for student equity and charter school autonomy, and lead Arizona charter schools as a sustainable, strong credible organization.
PresenceLearning offers innovative, online speech therapy that draws from a nationwide network of highly-qualified, certified therapists who are available whenever and where ever they are needed. Through PresenceLearning, schools are able to offer an effective speech therapy program that provides improved therapy outcomes and favorable cost comparisons to traditional speech therapy programs. Additional advantages with PresenceLearning include better access to specialists and culturally and linguistically diverse speech language pathologists.
As of summer of 2012, PresenceLearning is delivering more than 5,000 successful online speech therapy sessions a month and is currently being used by charter schools across the US, in addition to numerous public and virtual schools.
About The Arizona Charter Schools Association
The Arizona Charter Schools Association is a non-profit membership and professional organization that serves more than 80 percent of the 524 charter schools in Arizona that enroll 133,890 students. Fully 25 percent of the state’s public schools are charter schools, and 12 percent of all public-school students are enrolled in charter schools—the highest percentage for any state, and second only to Washington D.C. With a common goal of providing the best in free, public education for Arizona’s children, the Association works alongside schools, parents, policymakers and the media, continuously advocating for high quality schools, student equity, and charter school autonomy. They are dedicated to high student achievement and aggressively seek to provide the best in comprehensive support and services to Arizona’s charter schools. For more information, visit www.azcharters.org or call 602.944.0644.
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of online speech therapy services for K-12 students. The company offers school districts web-based access to a growing, nationwide network of over 200 highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs) via live videoconferencing using the latest in evidence-based practices. PresenceLearning services are very affordable while improving student outcomes. PresenceLearning is an ASHA-approved continuing education provider for SLPs and a U.S. Department of Education grant-winner, dedicated to bringing the highest clinical standards to online speech therapy.
Katie Povejsil, Vice President of Marketing, PresenceLearning
Christine Allman, Public Relations for PresenceLearning