Introduction After majoring in psychology as an undergraduate, Jennifer W., CAGS, NCSP, shifted her focus from counseling to school psychology at the encouragement of an adviser for a graduate assistantship. She’s happy she made that decision. She started her teletherapy practice with PresenceLearning in February 2020 and she’s been doing assessments and counseling with students
Introduction Jennifer W., CAGS, NCSP, grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She attended the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and went to graduate school at Northeastern University in Boston. She married and moved to Hawaii with her husband who was in the Navy. Jennifer worked in Hawaii for her internship year as a school
This month we asked Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, clinical director, SLP & O, at PresenceLearning, and Stephanie Taylor, Ed.S, NCSP, clinical director of psychoeducational services at PresenceLearning to reflect on teletherapy in the 2020–2021 school year and to look ahead to the 2021–2022 school year. Read on to hear their experiences with skeptics turned believers,
Kimbra K., MA,CCC-SLP, transitioned to teletherapy after a long career as an SLP in brick-and-mortar schools. A meeting with a woman who specialized in working with students with behavior problems and dogs was life-changing. Through this relationship, she discovered animals and kids with issues are a perfect match. Since then, Kimbra has integrated her many
Kimbra K. attended Cal State Fullerton and worked for Anaheim school districts for several years. She moved to Washington state seeking a different lifestyle with her husband and worked there for about 15 years. While living and working in Washington, she met a woman who specialized in working with students with behavior problems and dogs.
Introduction Sarah B., M.S., CCC-SLP, has lived in St. Louis, Missouri her entire life. She attended Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Sarah has one 22-year-old who is now out of the home, and four children still at home, ages 14, 12, and 10-year-old twins. All four attended school last year but this year in the
Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, Clinical Director, SLP & OT, acknowledges new provider concerns about how to keep students engaged in teletherapy in a new interview on the PresenceLearning blog. What advice would you give to clinicians who are new to teletherapy about student engagement? The fear that the connection between clinician and student will somehow
Introduction Occupational therapist Stacey C. is a San Diego native. She’s been a practicing teletherapist since 2012. Stacey is the mother of a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, both doing virtual schooling. And she’s an amateur scuba diver—with her husband, she’s done scuba dives all over the world. My husband and I were married