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How One School Beat the Odds with PresenceLearning, Response to Intervention

October 18, 2015 | K-12 Tech Decisions

Lone Pine Unified School District in Inyo County, California, uses PresenceLearning online speech therapy as a component in a holistic approach to early intervention and literacy. As Dr. Sean A. Cianfarano, Superintendent, explains, “We have a pretty high percentage of primary kids who have speech issues that are so low it impacts their English language […]

PresenceLearning Offers 7 Free Webinars for Special Education Teachers

July 6, 2015 | T.H.E. Journal

This summer, special education leaders will have unlimited access to seven of PresenceLearning’s “greatest hits” webinars and have the opportunity to earn free, ASHA CE credits as well as professional development certificates. The series includes 11 hours of streaming content from Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Barry Prizant, Dr. Shari Roberston, Dr. Alan Coulter, Julie Weatherly, […]

PresenceLearning Launches Online Special Education Service

April 30, 2015 | T.H.E. Journal

PresenceLearning has expanded its online speech therapy and occupational therapy offerings to include online special education instruction. This service is available to school districts for both individuals and small groups, and connects students with fully credentialed special education teachers. Online special education instruction helps alleviate the persistent, nationwide shortage of special education teachers.

Rural Mississippi District Uses Online Speech-Language Professionals To Fill in Gaps

March 12, 2015 | T.H.E. Journal

Stone County School District in Wiggins, MS, is now using PresenceLearning to augment its staff of three speech-language professionals to serve its 2,800 students across four schools. In addition to providing online speech therapy, the company handles all scheduling of sessions as well as the recruitment and management of SLPs, including ensuring that all are […]

Solving the school therapist shortage

March 5, 2015 | District Administration

A shortage of speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists affects school districts, families and children all across the United States. Rural areas can be particularly hard hit, where licensed clinicians may have to drive several hours to see a student — that is, when a district can even find a clinician to hire. Today’s special education leaders […]

Southwest Kansas Co-Op Selects PresenceLearning

February 20, 2015 | EdNET Insight

When a nationwide shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) resulted in recruiting challenges, high caseloads, and overworked clinicians leaving the district, Southwest Kansas Area Cooperative District 613 began to look at online speech therapy as a solution. Following a trial period between PresenceLearning and another provider of online therapy, the district selected PresenceLearning as a long-term solution […]

K-12 Dealmaking: Fuel Education, PresenceLearning to Focus on Online Special Needs Services

February 6, 2015 | Education Week

6.4 million students in the United States require special education services; however, budget cutbacks and a shortage of qualified special education teachers, speech and occupational therapists, and mental and behavioral health professionals prevent students across the country from receiving the support they need. To meet this demand, PresenceLearning and Fuel Education have partnered to provide online […]