Speech therapy made easier

With speech language pathologists in short supply, the Glenn County Special Education Local Plan Area has turned to PresenceLearning to provide services for about 10 Willows Unified School District students. “The kids seem to really enjoy it,” said Vicki Shadd, SELPA director and assistant superintendent at Glenn County Office of Education, “Their response to it has been amazing.” While Shadd believes computers will never take the place of educators and special education instructors, PresenceLearning has filled a huge void when it comes to a rural school’s ability to pair speech pathologists with students needing extra help with language development.