PresenceLearning Expands Its Leadership Team

Two key roles added as company continues to grow its services and partnerships NEW YORK, October 20, 2020 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, has added two new members to its leadership team. The company’s new Chief Revenue Officer and General Counsel provide additional expertise as

PTSD and Trauma in Children

Millions of students across the U.S. started the 2020–2021 school year online instead of in-person with their teachers and peers. Education is meeting head-on one of the largest upheavals in decades. Research coming in from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March until today points to increasing levels of distress in children, teenagers, and

Coping Skills and Methods for Kids During Virtual Schooling

Students today return to school—whether fully online, onsite, or a hybrid model—with a host of new challenges to their mental health and well-being after several months of school closures triggered by COVID-19. Many are struggling to cope with difficult emotions including worry, fear, anger, and grief. Anxiety was on the rise in students before the

Back-to-School but Not Back to Normal: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Student Mental Health during COVID-19

Leading expert on trauma-informed approaches to support staff and students, Dr. Isaiah Pickens to discuss ways to support students during this free webinar on  September 29 at 2:00 p.m. ET NEW YORK, September 16, 2020 – Now more than ever, students are experiencing traumatic events including social, emotional, and economic impacts from COVID-19 and civil

PresenceLearning Announces New Mental Health Service to Address Student Anxiety and Stress During These Uncertain Times

Exclusive 6-week online counseling program created in partnership with clinical psychologist Dr. Isaiah Pickens, a leading expert in trauma-informed approaches to supporting students NEW YORK, August 25, 2020 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online behavioral and mental health services for K-12 schools, has partnered with iOpening Enterprises to develop Finding Your Power in

PresenceLearning Secures $27 Million Series D Growth Investment Led By Bain Capital Double Impact

Funding to accelerate universal K-12 access to remote special education related services, during COVID-19 closures and beyond NEW YORK – May 19, 2020 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, today announced that it has received a $27 million Series D investment led by Bain Capital Double

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.

Clinical Best Practices for Approaching Tele-Assessment During COVID-19

With extended school closures in place, schools nationwide are grappling with questions about conducting eligibility assessments.   Should assessment be attempted in the home environment? How can schools best continue serving students in need of evaluation for special education related services? Can needed evaluations be conducted remotely without compromising validity? Which assessments and circumstances are appropriate

Autism Awareness Month Provider Spotlight With Hollie F., CCC-SLP

We recently interviewed PresenceLearning provider Hollie F., CCC-SLP, about her work serving students with autism using the PresenceLearning platform. As we mentioned in our initial blog post introducing this special series for Autism Awareness Month, “PL providers will be busting some myths, sharing their teletherapy stories, and offering best practices for serving students with autism

Expert Advice Amid School Closures From PresenceLearning’s TelePractitioners

Offering guidance and support as you change your service delivery model and transition services to students’ homes. What a challenging time this is—for districts and schools, teachers, SLPs and OTs, school psychologists and social workers, students, and their families. School districts are struggling to move quickly to support their students amidst unprecedented school closures. Special