School Districts

Experts Discuss how Districts can Manage SLP Shortage in Free PresenceLearning Webinar

Despite initiatives to recruit and retain qualified professionals, districts nationwide are experiencing shortages of speech and language pathologist (SLP). To help administrators and educators recognize the reasons for the shortages and how to cope with them,PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech therapy for schools, is hosting a free webinar titled “Understanding and Managing

Turn Speech Therapy into a Halloween Activity

Halloween is only a couple of days away and this year it falls right smack in the middle of the school week. If you’re a teacher or SLP, the challenge is keeping your students learning while making sure they’re having fun. After all, how can you teach seriously with a classroom full of students dressed

Three Ways Students With Special Needs Can Be Protected From Bullying

Bullying is an issue that has plagued schools for years. With recent movements to stop bullying receiving media attention in storyline son hit shows like “Glee” and viral videos featuring young Hollywood, it would be easy to conclude that the problem is being addressed. However, in a recent study by the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine,

3 Reasons Why After School Activities Should Be Like The Olympics & Paralympics

Did your household follow the Olympics or Paralympics this summer?  At this year’s events — one got the sense that athletes with special needs had a choice.  They could train and compete in the regular Olympics like Oscar Pistorius or train and compete in the Paralympics like Tommy Des Brisay.  And London – this year’s

Charter School Online Speech Therapy Gains Momentum

Last November, PresenceLearning was adopted by charter school organizations such as Thomas Edison and Ballington Academy to deliver speech-language therapy services to their special needs students. Since then, public schools have opted to continue to handle the disproportionate costs of educating children with special needs while many charter schools have realized that there many benefits

PresenceLearning Partners with the Arizona Charter School Association

PresenceLearning, the leading provider of online speech therapy services to K-12 students, recently joined into a corporate partnership with the Arizona Charter School Association. 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

Education Week Talks Charter Schools

According to a recent article on Education Week, agency charter schools in the United States are admitting a smaller percentage of students with disabilities than traditional public schools, 8.2 percent vs. 11.2 percent in public schools in the 2009/2010 school year. The article stated that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that some charter schools

NCLB and Outcomes for Special Needs Students

A recent story on Education Week’s blog, On Special Education, addresses a new report from the Institute of Education Sciences and what its data shows related to students with disabilities and making AYP. According to this story, the report looked at 37 states with relevant data and showed that 9 percent of public schools did