The Story Of Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District (NCLUSD)
Newman-Crows Landing Unified School (NCLUSD) had difficulty recruiting and hiring new speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Alice Solis, the Director of Support Services, implemented PresenceLearning for the 2014-2015 school year to connect students with highly qualified SLPs online. The district initially implemented services with students in grades 6-12, but expanded the services to students in grades 4 and 5. Now approximately 85 students in grades 4-12 are using the services.
Online speech-language therapy has impacted NCLUSD in several ways: The district is able to continue providing high-quality speech services for students Students have met speech-language goals and exited special education/li> The district has increased opportunities to meet student needs, for example the district has been able offer online speech-language therapy services to its Diablo Grande summer school location/li> After such positive results with online speech-language therapy, NLUSD is expanding to use PresenceLearning’s new psychoeducational assessment services beginning in January 2017.