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PresenceLearning Ranked #146 on the Inc. 500

August 20, 2014 | Inc.

PresenceLearning ranked 146th in the fastest growing, privately held companies in the 2014 Inc. 500. The company ranks 3rd among education companies and 9th among companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.



How Online Education Can Work for Special-Needs Children

August 8, 2014 | Heartland Institute

Kids with special needs can benefit from online education tools. PresenceLearning offers live, online speech and occupational therapy to school-aged kids and teens. The company was prompted to start its services by a shortage of qualified therapists around the country. The online therapists provide the same services as they would on the ground, but they just do it online. Additionally, schools have been able to increase their productivity by moving their assessments online with PresenceLearning.



Melissa Jakubowitz, M.A. CCC-SLP | People on the Move

August 8, 2014 | San Francisco Business Times

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) named Melissa Jakubowitz M.A. CCC-SLP, VP of Clinical Services at PresenceLearning, as an ASHA Fellow for her outstanding contributions to the field and her community. This fellowship is one of the highest forms of recognition given by ASHA.



ISTE 2014 What’s New

August 1, 2014 | Tech & Learning

PresenceLearning has added online counseling to expand districts’ access to licensed mental health professionals.



She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community

August 1, 2014 | EdNET Insight

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has named Melissa Jakubowitz, CCC-SLP and vice president of Clinical Services at PresenceLearning, an ASHA Fellow for her outstanding professional contributions to the field. Melissa has more than 20 years of clinical and managerial SLP experience. She is an ASHA Board Certified Specialist in Child Language and has held leadership positions with ASHA, including having served as Legislative Counselor for 13 years, serving as chair of the Credential Committee. She also served as chair of the Education Subcommittee of the ASHA Board of Ethics, and program committee member of the ASHA Conference. Jakubowitz served as president of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association, one of the largest SLP state associations in the country. She is widely published and is a tireless advocate for telepractice.



Speech therapy rebooted by use of online resource

July 22, 2014 | Cabinet Report

Online speech therapy and occupational therapy are becoming more mainstream as districts continue to find it difficult to find and afford quality therapists for their students. PresenceLearning provides live, online special education services to schools. The company’s network of hundreds of highly qualified therapists can draw upon a content library of tens of thousands of activities, allowing therapists the flexibility to customize sessions to individual student’s needs and curriculum.



July 22: Take It from Temple

July 22, 2014 | About Parenting

PresenceLearning’s free eBook featuring advice from Dr. Temple Grandin for working with children on the autism spectrum was featured as About Parenting’s Site of the Day.



PresenceLearning Releases New eBook of Tips From Leading Autism Expert Dr. Temple Grandin

July 16, 2014 | District Administration

A new eBook from PresenceLearning “Take It From Temple: 5 Tips for Working with Children with Autism,” provides districts and families with practical advice to help children on the autism spectrum reach their potential in and out of the classroom. The free resource based on Dr. Temple Grandin’s “Changing Minds” webinar presentation with the company.



PresenceLearning Hosts Final EXTRA CREDIT Summer Series Webinar with Behavior Management Expert Dr. Barry Prizant

July 9, 2014 | eSchool News

The mismanagement of behavior issues can create disruptive classroom environments, making it hard for other students to learn. To help school administrators, educators and therapists address and manage student behavior issues, PresenceLearning is hosting a free continuing education webinar, “Preventing Problem Behavior in Schools: An Emotional Regulation, Relationship-Based Approach” on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 with psychological expert Dr. Barry Prizant.



PresenceLearning White Paper Examines Role of SLPs in Helping Students Develop Foundational Skills Needed to Meet the CCSS

July 7, 2014 | District Administration

PresenceLearning has introduced a new white paper titled “Getting to the Core of the Common Core,” which provides information about how SLPs help students acquire the foundational oral language skills needed to successfully access their curriculum to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).