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Three Predictions for Special Education

Note: A reliable therapy platform (not videoconferencing) is key in a new and shifting world. As the U.S. begins

How States Can Open up Access to Teletherapy

Background Prior to the pandemic, practitioner and clinician shortages—especially in rural and heavily populated school districts—left students without access

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.

Bridging Education Gaps through Teletherapy

April 12, 2021

There are over seven million disabled children in the U.S. public education system who are required to be served by speech therapy, occupational therapy, or other types of counseling through their schools, explains Kate Eberle Walker, but a lot of those needs have been going unmet.

Rural America in Focus

March 2021

In rural America, the number of students requiring special education and related services—across every disability category—is rising. At the same time, inadequate state and local funding and a national shortage of related service providers is having a disproportionate effect on the nation’s most underserved students. This in-depth report presents the latest research from school districts in rural America, along with the challenges they face and a guide for how to open up opportunities for students with special needs.

PresenceLearning Hits Three Million Teletherapy Sessions Delivered

March 17, 2021

PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, reached the milestone of delivering more than three million teletherapy sessions to students nationwide. This comes as schools approach the one-year mark of dealing with learning during a global health crisis.

Special Education Success, Even During a Pandemic

March 2, 2021

When it comes to integrating technology into the day-to-day workings of special education, even during rolling lockdowns and remote instruction, there is no longer a question of either/or when it comes to using tech, says Tarrence (Tarry) McGovern, director of special education for Kershaw County School District, a school partner of PresenceLearning.

In this podcast with eSchool News, McGovern talks about some of the innovations in special education and how they can be applied to education in general.

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.

CooleyED Virtual Event: COVID-19’s Impact on Edtech in K-12; Lessons for the Future

February 3, 2021

Listen in as Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, joins a panel of investors and entrepreneurs in discussing the impact they saw from virtual learning on edtech companies and investment in the space, as well as the long-term effects when students return to the classroom.

Upcoming Presentation Helps School Districts Address their Backlog of Psychoeducational Assessments due to Pandemic

February 9, 2021

For school districts trying to address their backlog of evaluations, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, is hosting, “Remote Evaluations: Learn How PresenceLearning Can Help You Get Caught Up,” on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 11 am PT/2 pm ET.

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