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Compensatory Services Strategies in Three Steps

March 1, 2021

The impact of school closures upon students may well be an issue for years to come. For students with special needs, learning loss and regression due to a lack of services during the pandemic necessitate “compensatory services.” Three strategies are key for schools as they provide these services in the months ahead.

Clinician Spotlight: Kaitlin H.

Introduction  Kaitlin H., M.A., CCC-SLP, attended the University of New Hampshire for her undergraduate degree and SUNY Buffalo for her graduate degree. What do you enjoy about being a provider with PL? I love being able to connect with therapists and students all over the US. I’ve been in Arkansas, Washington, Texas, Kansas, Tennessee. Currently,

Looking to June: Top 5 Priorities for Superintendents

February 9, 2021

This article is the first in a series, developed in partnership with Dr. Avossa, to help schools address pressing issues for their students now—and plan for ongoing uncertainty (and maybe even some opportunities) in the upcoming school year. Avossa is a former superintendent and founder of K-12 Leadership Matters, LLC.

Telepractice Today: Stephanie Taylor Discusses Tele-Assessment

February 5, 2021

Recently Stephanie Taylor, Ed.S, NCSP, clinical director of psychoeducational services at PresenceLearning, sat down with Teletherapy Today hosts, Kim Dutro Allen and Dr. K Todd Houston, to share her insights on the benefits of remote evaluations for students with special needs and suggested strategies for online providers.

Champion of Equity: Kate Eberle Walker

February 4, 2021

Equity & Access magazine, a publication of the American Consortium for Equity in Education, has named Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, as one of six Champions of Equity. The honor recognizes “standouts who are making a true impact for equity in our schools.”

Clinician Spotlight: Stacey C.

Stacey C., OTR/L has practiced occupational therapy as a teletherapist since 2012. She joined the PL Care Network in 2015. What do you enjoy about being a provider with PL? My favorite thing with teletherapy itself is I feel like I connect with families and not just the student. I hear this in general. Even

Solutions for Working Moms During the Pandemic: One Size Does Not Fit All

January 30, 2021

Several of the working mothers at PresenceLearning shared their stories about their work experiences during the pandemic, and how they made changes to make extraordinary challenges manageable for them. From them we can all learn how companies can do better to support working mothers through, and back from, this crisis.

Advocating for Children

January 23, 2021

Recently we sat down with Kelly Wolfe, vice president of strategic partnerships and regulatory compliance at PresenceLearning. Earlier in her career Wolfe served as a 4th and 5th-grade teacher in Louisiana, and shared with us a story that still drives her work forward today: a 10-year-old-boy named Henry whose experience of trauma forever changed his life (and hers).

A School Psychologist of the Year in Focus: Q&A with PresenceLearning’s Robin Corder

January 7, 2021

Robin Corder, Ed.S., NCSP, recently received the “2020 School Psychologist of the Year Award” from the Idaho State Psychologist Association (ISPA), a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Recently we sat down with Corder to discuss the experience of the past year and what the award means to her and the field more broadly.

Clinician Spotlight: Jessica L.

Jessica L., MA, CCC-SLP, has practiced as a speech-language pathologist for 12 years. She joined the PL Care Network in 2020. How did you connect with PL?  Given I was such a novice, PL has been around the longest and was the most seasoned so I felt like I wanted to learn from the best—the