Our Great Clinicians

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

Provider Spotlight: Jessica L.

Introduction Jessica L., MA, CCC-SLP, grew up in upstate New York. She.attended Elmira College in Ithaca, New York from 2002 to 2006 and received her undergraduate degree. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2008 with her graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Jessica started her career as a speech-language pathologist in New York, and

Provider Spotlight: Lynn W.

School psychologist Lynn W. attended the University of South Florida in Tampa where she received her BA in Psychology, and her MA and EdS in School Psychology. She started practicing as a school psychologist in 1992, and began working virtually in 2012, transitioning to teletherapy with PresenceLearning in 2015.  Can you give us some fun

Clinician Spotlight: Lynn W.

School psychologist Lynn W. attended the University of South Florida in Tampa where she received her BA in Psychology, and her MA and EdS in School Psychology. She started practicing as a school psychologist in 1992, and began working virtually in 2012, transitioning to teletherapy with PresenceLearning in 2015.  Can you give us some fun

Clinician Spotlight: Melanie M.

Melanie Mendelson, M.A., CCC-SLP, attended Pennsylvania State University for undergraduate work from 2010–2013. For graduate school, she attended Long Island University Post and spent her clinical fellowship  year working in Brooklyn, “commuting 2 hours a day in traffic.” From New York, she moved to Philadelphia where her fiance (now husband) was doing his residency for

Provider Spotlight: Melanie M.

Melanie Mendelson, M.A., CCC-SLP, attended Pennsylvania State University for undergraduate work from 2010–2013. For graduate school, she attended Long Island University Post and spent her clinical fellowship  year working in Brooklyn, “commuting 2 hours a day in traffic.” From New York, she moved to Philadelphia where her fiance (now husband) was doing his residency for

Provider Spotlight: Kathleen M.

Kathleen M., MA, CCC-SLP, grew up in Parma, a little suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her Masters degree at Kent State University in 1991, and has practiced as an SLP for 29 years. She’s done everything from long term care to brick-and-mortar schools and for the last five years, teletherapy with PresenceLearning. She moved

Provider Spotlight: Cheryl M.

Before joining PresenceLearning, Cheryl M., CCC-SLP, practiced speech language pathology for 19 years in K-5 in public schools. She’s been working with PresenceLearning since 2016. We sat down with Cheryl to talk about her work as a teletherapist. Could you walk us through your daily routine? A “day in the life of a PL therapist”

Autism Awareness Month Provider Spotlight: Elyse R., MS, OTR/L

Elyse R. graduated with an Occupational Therapy degree from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Her career in OT has focused on both outpatient Pediatrics and school-based practice. She has had the opportunity to work in both Texas and Nevada, and also in Mexico. Elyse started working in telepractice with Presence Learning in 2015.

Provider Spotlight: Deirdre Sturm

Deidre Sturm, MS, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA, received twin Masters degrees, one in Speech Pathology Audiology, and a second Masters in Behavior Analysis, in the 1980s. She received the first degree at the University at Albany in Albany, New York, and the second degree at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to being