Virtually Speaking : Clinician Blog

Provider Spotlight: Karlyn G.

Karlyn Goodman, OT, has been an occupational therapist for more than 17 years. She grew up in a small town south of Boston and then moved to Seneca Falls, NY, when she was 10. She graduated from Boston University with her BS in Occupational Therapy (2004) and gained her certification from NBCOT (she was grandfathered

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: Alisson R.

Alisson Reber, MA, CCC-SLP, did her undergraduate work at the University of Louisville and graduated with her MA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. An SLP for seven years, Alisson joined the PL Care Network during the 2018–2019 school year. We interviewed her about the roots of her passion for speech-language pathology and asked her

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.

Autism Awareness Month Provider Spotlight With Sumalee W., CCC-SLP

About Sumalee W. We recently interviewed PresenceLearning provider Sumalee Wilson 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

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

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