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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

Supporting Teletherapy at Home: Empowering Parents as Partners

As schools across the country continue in fully remote or hybrid models during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and caregivers are often serving in a range of essential roles when it comes to supporting school at home, including providing support for special education related services…

PresenceLearning Partners with the Council of Administrators of Special Education to Further Support Teletherapy in the School Setting

Partnership to support CASE’s mission to impact the quality of special education by providing its members with access to PresenceLearning’s industry leadership and clinical expertise through exclusive programming and events NEW YORK, September 29, 2020 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, today announced a new partnership

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

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