Leading live online speech therapy provider recognized for its impact in transforming special education
SAN FRANCISCO, January 10, 2012 – PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com), the leading provider of live online speech therapy services to K-12 students, was recently named a Cool Tool winner for special needs in the EdTech Digest Awards. The awards program debuted in 2011 and honors products and individuals for their outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.
“In a crowded field of entries, it’s exciting to acknowledge those companies and products making the biggest difference,” says Victor Rivero, editor-in-chief of EdTech Digest. “Quality, access and real results are the defining characteristics of our honorees, and will be precisely what moves education forward into its next iteration.”
Over the past year, PresenceLearning’s online therapy services have been adopted by a growing number of educational organizations, including dozens of traditional school districts and many virtual academy and charter school management groups. To date, PresenceLearning has delivered more than 10,000 speech therapy sessions and is expected to exceed 20,000 sessions in the coming months. In the face of continuing budget challenges, as well as chronic shortages of speech language pathologists in many areas, school districts are realizing significant cost savings with PresenceLearning while also seeing better outcomes for their students.
“Children today are digital natives and PresenceLearning’s technology allows them to experience clinical services in a much more engaging format,” says Jack Lynch, one of the co-founders of PresenceLearning. “The result is better outcomes.”
“Through our online platform, we are able to deliver high-quality, evidence-based speech language services to students who need them,” continues Clay Whitehead, PresenceLearning co-founder. “Our districts see an immediate benefit from our services and we are happy to be acknowledged for our work in the area of special education.”
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PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of live online speech therapy services (also known as telepractice) for K-12 students. The company offers school districts web-based access to a growing, nationwide network of over 130 highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs) via live videoconferencing using the latest in evidence-based practices. PresenceLearning delivers large cost savings 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 telepractice.
Katie Povejsil, Vice President of Marketing, PresenceLearning
Christine Allman, Public Relations for PresenceLearning