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Adams County students get national award

January 9, 2015 | The Ledger Independent

Adams County Ohio Valley School District has received an Award of Excellence from PresenceLearning in recognition of the progress made against IEP goals by the district’s students with special needs receiving online speech therapy. The district’s students performed in the top 10 of 1,000 schools served by PresenceLearning.



School district contracts with online therapy provider

January 6, 2015 | Canyon Courier

Shortages of speech therapists and occupational therapists affect states and districts nationwide. Jeffco Public Schools will begin outsourcing some of these services to PresenceLearning in a contract approved by the school board in December.



100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area 2014

October 15, 2014 | San Francisco Business Times

With 794.4 percent growth from 2011 to 2013, PresenceLearning is the ninth fastest growing private company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Staying dedicated to its mission of unlocking the potential of students with special needs students has driven growth for the company and helped it to focus on what’s important, pass on opportunities that were not right, and to attract and retain the best team.



New PresenceLearning Guide Provides a Blueprint for States as they Advocate for Medicaid Reimbursement for Telepractice in Schools

October 7, 2014 | eSchool News

Online therapy helps to provide equal access to highly skilled therapists for rural, urban and low-income school districts who may not otherwise be able to provide quality resources to their students with special needs. Outdated Medicaid reimbursement policies in most states, however, have slowed adoption of this method of service delivery. A new guide by PresenceLearning provides state Medicaid directors with a blueprint to create necessary change.



Second SPEDexpectations Webinar Makes the Connection Between Family Collaboration and Success in Special Education

September 24, 2014 | District Administration

Dr. Barry Prizant, a clinical scholar, consultant, researcher and expert on childhood communication disorders, joins PresenceLearning on October 28, 2014, for a free webinar on how educators can communicate more effective with families and build stronger partnerships with parents.



The Weekly Roundup – September 15th, 2014

September 15, 2014 | The Ed Tech Roundup

A new infographic from PresenceLearning looks at some of the benefits of online therapy.



PresenceLearning Publishes New White Paper on the Feasibility and Benefits of Implementing Online Counseling

September 2, 2014 | eSchool News

To help school districts develop and deploy high-quality school counseling services for students, PresenceLearning has published “Extending Your Reach: Online Counseling,” a new white paper based on a webinar with psychological assessment and psychotherapy expert Dr. A. Jordon Wright. The paper explains how schools can affordably, flexibly and effectively provide counseling services such as Behavior Intervention and Emotional Regulation, Social and Life Skills Training and Cognitive Behavior Therapy in an online format.



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.



PresenceLearning Launches New Three-Part Fall Webinar Series for Special Education Administrators

August 14, 2014 | eSchool News

PresenceLearning kicks off its fall “SPEDexpectations” webinar series with special education law expert Julie Weatherly on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. The webinar “Staying Out of Due Process in Special Education: Five Timely Do’s and Don’ts,” will be followed by Dr. Barry Prizant in October and Dr. Alan Coulter in December.



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.