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Our Great SLPs: Gila Cohen-Shaw

Out of the more than 1,000 schools using PresenceLearning online speech therapy, 10 school districts were recently awarded the PresenceLearning Award of Excellence. These districts were selected based on the percentage of students who improved one level or more in spoken language production and spoken language comprehension on the Functional Communication Measures (FCMs) scales during […]

Our Great SLPs: Kelly Belodeau

Out of the more than 1,000 schools using PresenceLearning online speech therapy, 10 school districts were recently awarded the PresenceLearning Award of Excellence. These districts were selected based on the percentage of students who improved one level or more in spoken language production and spoken language comprehension on the Functional Communication Measures (FCMs) scales during […]

Our Great SLPs: Bethany Kessel

Out of the more than 1,000 schools using PresenceLearning online speech therapy, 10 school districts were recently awarded the PresenceLearning Award of Excellence. These districts were selected based on the percentage of students who improved one level or more in spoken language production and spoken language comprehension on the Functional Communication Measures (FCMs) scales during […]

Our Great SLPs: Karen Scalzo

Out of the more than 1,000 schools using PresenceLearning online speech therapy, 10 school districts were recently awarded the PresenceLearning Award of Excellence. These districts were selected based on the percentage of students who improved one level or more in spoken language production and spoken language comprehension on the Functional Communication Measures (FCMs) scales during […]

Our Great SLPs: Tonya Sevilla

Out of the more than 1,000 schools using PresenceLearning online speech therapy, 10 school districts were recently awarded the PresenceLearning Award of Excellence. These districts were selected based on the percentage of students who improved one level or more in spoken language production and spoken language comprehension on the Functional Communication Measures (FCMs) scales during […]

Our Great SLPs: Amy Peters

Out of the more than 1,000 school districts using PresenceLearning online speech therapy, 10 school districts were recently awarded the PresenceLearning Award of Excellence. These districts were selected based on the percentage of students who improved one level or more in spoken language production and spoken language comprehension on the Functional Communication Measures (FCMs) scales […]

Common Core and the Role of Speech and Language Skills

The purpose of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is to ensure college and career readiness for all students nationwide. But this raises two questions: how is readiness defined, and how do we help every student get there? A Portrait of College and Career Readiness According to the CCSS website, students who are prepared for […]

Changing Minds Webinar Recap: “The Autistic Brain” with Dr. Temple Grandin

Last week, thousands of special education administrators, educators, and parents joined PresenceLearning for its inaugural “Changing Minds” webinar, featuring autism expert Dr. Temple Grandin. During “The Autistic Brain” webinar, Dr. Grandin provided expert insight, practical ideas and personal stories to help special education leaders better understand the specific needs of students with autism. Dr. Grandin […]

SPEDcast Recap: “5 Surprising Cases for Online Therapy”

As more research shows the effectiveness of online speech therapy, special educators and therapists are finding that it can also be used across a wide-range of special needs cases including those with severe disabilities. During our recent 30-minute SPEDcast, senior PresenceLearning therapists discussed their personal experiences in providing online speech and occupational therapy to students […]

Beyond Videoconferencing: Characteristics of High Quality Online Therapy

When Special Education Directors, district leaders and educators think about online therapy (also known as teletherapy or telehealth), technologies like Skype or Oovoo often come to mind. However, videoconferencing technology is just one of many factors comprising high quality teletherapy that has consequences for students, parents, speech-language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs) and school districts. […]