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Three Predictions for Special Education

July 2, 2021

A rethinking of how we do school is underway, and some of the possibilities bring with them exciting new opportunities for students and staff alike to get the most out of a school day. In the field of special education and related services, an online therapy solution is looking like a key piece for solving the complex puzzle—and during the past year, many in the school community have turned from skeptics to believers.

Clinician Spotlight: Sarah B., Ed.M., NCSP

Introduction Sarah B, Ed.M., NCSP, joined the PresenceLearning Care Network as a school psychologist in the summer of 2020.

PresenceLearning with a Purpose: Q&A with Shanelle Reese

June 1, 2021

Recently we sat down with Shanelle Reese, Chief People Officer at PresenceLearning, to discuss the company’s purpose and the employees who shape it. She shared her wisdom and vision on a number of topics, including three that are particularly meaningful to her: thoughtfully advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, supporting how employees work best, and opening access to services for every child.

Clinician Spotlight: Jennifer W.

Introduction After majoring in psychology as an undergraduate, Jennifer W., CAGS, NCSP, shifted her focus from counseling to school

American Rescue Plan: Funding Explained…for Schools and Students

May 12, 2021

A recent webinar featuring presenters from Whiteboard Advisors, The School District of Lee County in Florida, and PresenceLearning provided participants with an in-depth review of what the American Rescue Plan means for student learning, services, and well-being. Read on to learn more about this funding and how school districts can prepare for the benefits of it.

How States Can Open up Access to Teletherapy

May 7, 2021

Passing H.B. 1633, the Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Interstate Compact, is one way we can help expand access and ensure continuity of services for many of our children requiring speech language services. So far 10 states have signed the Compact. Read on as Kelly Wolfe, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Regulatory Compliance of PresenceLearning, sheds light on what this bill means and why it is crucial to a future where all students have access—equal access—to special education and related services in America.

Extended School Year: Creative Strategies Are a Must

May 7, 2021

Let’s face it: Educators are exhausted. Parents are exhausted. Parents who are also educators are particularly exhausted. Students are feeling it too. Extending the school year may not be for everyone right now. But there are reasons why it matters in summer 2021. Read these strategies for building an Extended School Year (ESY) program that will help encourage students to join in—and engage them too.

PresenceLearning with a Purpose: Autism Acceptance

Background Today, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is said to affect 1 in 54 children in according to the Center

Teletherapy: The Year Behind and the Year Ahead

This month we asked Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, clinical director, SLP & O, at PresenceLearning, and Stephanie Taylor, Ed.S,

Optimizing Distance Learning for Students with Special Needs

April 26, 2021

In the wake of sudden school closures triggered by COVID-19, districts across the country struggled to adjust rapidly to keep students learning. Early in the pandemic, educators predicted that this crisis would have a profound impact on learning. Today the data is coming in—the pandemic has disrupted learning and widened gaps that may take years to overcome. But there is some good news. Remote learning has demonstrated a wide range of benefits for special education, and it may be a key piece of the puzzle in the future.

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