Taylor County School District Uses Online Speech Therapy to Prevent Students from Missing Class Instruction and Social Opportunities
December 4, 2013 | The Ed Tech Roundup
To make the delivery of speech therapy more consistent, even for those students in remote and private schools, Taylor County School District implemented PresenceLearning this school year. Now 50 K-12 students in both rural and private schools are using the online speech therapy platform after school or at home. Read more ￫
Rural Georgia School District Adopts Online Speech Therapy
December 4, 2013 | School CIO
Fannin County Schools in Blue Ridge, GA, has selected PresenceLearning to provide online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students. The district now has approximately 30 students in grades K-8 using online speech therapy.
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Fowler USD has Success with Online Speech Therapy
October 29, 2013 | Getting Smart
Many schools, especially those serving rural communities, have experienced difficulty providing speech-language therapy solutions. Read more ￫
PresenceLearning Debuts Trail Map to Help Parents Navigate for Their Children With Special Needs
October 23, 2013 | MarketWatch
Step-By-Step Infographic Provides Direction for Parents of Children Who May Have Special Needs. PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech and occupational therapy services for K-12 students and children with special needs, today released a new infographic, “A Trail Map for Parents: Your Child’s Special Needs,” showing the path and six key milestones that parents of children with special needs can use to help their children.
To read the full post visit http://www.marketwatch.com/story/presencelearning-debuts-trail-map-to-help-parents-navigate-for-their-children-with-special-needs-2013-10-22
3 Online Speech Therapy Success Stories
August 23, 2013 | T.H.E. Journal
Schools with limited resources or limited access to speech-language pathologists are turning to virtual options to meet their students’ needs. Read more ￫
Lille Punkin Hosts PresenceLearning Giveaway
August 1, 2013 |
Therapeutic services for kids can be difficult to come by in some areas. Whether your little one needs speech or occupational therapy, it’s important to get them the help they need — when they need it.
PresenceLearning is making the promise of online speech therapy and online occupational therapy (sometimes called telepractice) come true. Their mission is to make all kinds of online therapy practical, affordable and convenient for schools, school districts, and families with special needs children while providing an extraordinary therapy experience for each child.
To read the full post visit http://www.lillepunkin.com/2013/07/presencelearning-giveaway.html
Getting Smart – “PresenceLearning Provides Online Occupational and Speech Therapy”
August 1, 2013 |
“Every child learns differently, especially a child that has special needs. PresenceLearning is a remarkable service that not only offer parents access to the best occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in the nation, but it also builds a conducive therapy session by enabling kids to work from the comfort of their own home.” -Tom Vander Ark
To read more visit http://gettingsmart.com/2013/07/presencelearning-provides-online-occupational-and-speech-therapy/
Technology now offers schools and families a new way to get access to high-quality speech-language therapy from virtually anywhere: online speech therapy.
Some school districts struggle with providing enough specially-trained staffing in the right locations at the right times to serve their students with speech-language disorders. With a chronic, nationwide shortage of thousands of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) many districts are choosing to use online speech therapy as part of their approach to delivering high quality speech-language services.
The impact investors at City Light and I wrote a paper on this topic last year suggesting that education-focused foundations should:
- engage private enterprise with grants, contracts and program related investments (PRI), and
- invest endowment funds in edtech startups or funds (often called mission related investments, or MRI).
What to invest in? Or, edupreneurs might ask, what categories are attractive? Or, what teacher problems should we solve? Here’s a list of twenty trending K-12 edtech categories and company examples (mostly Learn Capital portfolio companies where I’m partner):
Occupational therapy for special-needs students moves online
March 21, 2013 | eSchool News
A young girl sits at a computer, wearing headphones. Her image appears in a box on the left side of the screen, and above it she can see the smiling face of her female instructor. On the main part of the screen is a black-and-white drawing of a girl performing an exercise called the “side-step dance.”
The girl is using a new service from the San Francisco company PresenceLearning, which has provided live online speech therapy to thousands of K-12 students in the last few years through a process known as “telepractice.”