Special Education

PresenceLearning Webinar Provides Insight into Identifying and Supporting Students with Hidden Disabilities

LeDerick Horne and Dr. Margo Izzo headline the “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED” webinar being held March 30, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, is hosting its second “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED” webinar to

Easterseals Academy Wins National Award for Helping Students with Special Needs Succeed

PresenceLearning names six winners in its annual Award of Excellence SAN FRANCISCO, January 9, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related services providers, recently named Easterseals Academy in Rockford, IL as a winner of its 3rd annual Award of Excellence. The award program recognized six educational organizations from across

Randolph Academy Union Free School District Wins National Award for Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Needs

District is one of six winners of PresenceLearning’s annual Award of Excellence recognizing outstanding leadership and student progress in special education SAN FRANCISCO, February 9, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related services providers, recently named Randolph Academy Union Free School District (Randolph Academy) in Randolph, NY as a

Central Kansas Cooperative in Education Wins National Award for Helping Students with Special Needs Succeed

CKCIE is one of six winners of PresenceLearning’s annual Award of Excellence recognizing outstanding leadership and student progress in special education SAN FRANCISCO, February 9, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related services providers, recently named Central Kansas Cooperative in Education (CKCIE) in Salina, KS as a winner of

Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District Wins National Recognition for Helping Students with Special Needs

The district won the PresenceLearning Award of Excellence for positive student progress and leadership in special education SAN FRANCISCO, February 7, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related services providers, recently named Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District (NCLUSD) in Newman, CA a winner of its 3rd annual Award of

Do Race and Ethnicity Play a Role in the Identification of Giftedness and Special Needs?

New research finds that bias based on race or ethnicity may play a bigger role in the classroom than previously thought. NYU’s Department of Teaching and Learning designed a study to examine how these biases affect the referral of students for gifted and special education programs. A more in-depth summary of the study can be

PresenceLearning Launches New Winter-Spring 2017 Webinar Series Focused on Big Ideas for Transformation in Special Education

New series lifts off Tuesday, February 14, 2017 with scholar, author, and speaker Dr. Lori Desautels providing insights about educational neuroscience and its application to students with special needs SAN FRANCISCO, January 5, 2017 – PresenceLearning, creator of the leading network of teletherapy providers in education, is launching a free, three-part webinar series for special

Cutting Down on the Overidentification of Minority Students for Special Education

The overidentification of students of color for special education has been a major topic amongst educators and special education experts (Dr. Frances Stetson discussed it in her most recent webinar with PresenceLearning). The issue is even being watched at the federal level. The U.S. Department of Education has regulated under Part B of the IDEA that

Is Teletherapy Just “Therapy on Skype”?

With mainstream technology like Skype and Facetime allowing people to chat face-to-face over long distances, it is a common misperception that teletherapy (also known as online therapy or telehealth) simply uses any videoconferencing tool to allow clinicians to connect with students or patients, perhaps holding up materials and flashcard p-5 bg-lightest mb-3s to the camera as

Helping Students with Special Needs to Cross the Digital Divide

This is a guest post by Brett Gallagher, School Partnership Director at PresenceLearning. Digital literacy is an important part of the future for all students. In fact, this is one reason that many districts who have approached PresenceLearning have chosen teletherapy: they wanted more ways to incorporate 21st century skills into their special education offerings.