Of Hinsdale School District
Hinsdale School District, located in a rural southwest New Hampshire community, serves 600 students in grades Prek-12. Since the middle/high school speech-language caseload is considered a part-time job because of its size, the district shared an onsite SLP with a neighboring district. Hinsdale School District first partnered with PresenceLearning to provide coverage for online speech-language therapy and assessments when the onsite SLP was out on maternity leave, but then continued to use the services when the onsite SLP went full-time at a neighboring district. Now in its fourth year of online speech-language services, the district’s faculty and staff, as well as families, work closely with PresenceLearning’s online SLP as she provides ongoing therapy for approximately 20 students, conducts evaluations and reevaluations, and participates in IEP meetings.
Hinsdale School District also became the first in the region to implement PresenceLearning’s online psychoeducational services. An online school psychologist from PresenceLearning conducts all psychoeducational assessments for middle or high school students. Now that the district’s onsite school psychologist is able to take on more responsibilities and conduct more ongoing therapy with students.
The use of online speech-language therapy services and online psychoeducational assessments has helped the district ensure students are receiving the services they need and provide more efficiency in its special education program. Hinsdale School District’s innovative thinking and success with online therapy services resulted in its recognition in PresenceLearning’s 4th annual Awards of Excellence.