PresenceLearning White Paper Examines Role of SLPs in Helping Students Develop Foundational Skills Needed to Meet the CCSS

“Getting to the Core of the Common Core” white paper part of an expanding resource library addressing current issues in special education

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2014 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapyand other special education-related services for K-12 students, has introduced a new white paper titled “Getting to the Core of the Common Core,” which provides information about how to help students acquire the foundational oral language skills needed to successfully access their curriculum to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It is the latest addition to PresenceLearning’s growing library of eBooks, white papers and other resources that give special education leaders access to leading experts on topics affecting special education as well as insight into how they can better manage compliance challenges and improve student outcomes.

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Oral language skills are foundational in helping students grasp the curricular materials related to the CCSS. As a result of these new standards and higher expectations for all students, special education leaders expect increased demand for Tier II interventions. This demand, combined with budget challenges and the challenge of implementing new standards while addressing reading and social-skills deficiencies makes the job of special educators extremely difficult.

Referencing insight from internationally recognized communications disorder expert Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed. CCC-SLP, “Getting to the Core of the Common Core” examines these difficulties and implications alongside the expanding role of the SLP in developing literacy. The white paper also provides examples of developmental interventions mapped to the CCSS and discusses how SLPs can help bridge social communication and academic skills gaps.

Since 2009, PresenceLearning’s online speech therapy and other related services have provided schools with a practical, affordable new option for service delivery: web-based access to a nationwide network of live, highly qualified, fully licensed speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and school counseling professionals who are available whenever and wherever they are needed. PresenceLearning also offers online assessments for both speech and occupational therapy. By partnering with PresenceLearning, school districts can address capacity issues related to acute and chronic shortages of qualified clinicians, reduce high caseloads for onsite personnel, reduce their backlog of assessments, improve student outcomes and become more efficient. PresenceLearning also offers access to technical specialists, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse clinicians.

PresenceLearning has delivered 450,000 live online therapy sessions in public school districts, charter schools and virtual schools of all sizes nationwide.

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PresenceLearning ( is the leading telehealth network of providers of clinical services and assessments to educational organizations. The PresenceLearning care network has provided over one million sessions of live, online speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral interventions and mental health services, diagnostic services and assessments, and early childhood services for children with special needs.