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Press Release: PresenceLearning Takes Industry Leadership Role in Providing Online Speech Therapy to Schools
PresenceLearning Takes Industry Leadership Role in Providing Online Speech Therapy to Schools
As of this fall, PresenceLearning is providing online speech therapy services to 2,500 students nationwide
SAN FRANCISCO, December 3, 2012 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of online speech therapy services to K-12 students, has achieved a major milestone by providing online speech therapy services to more than 2,500 public, charter and virtual school students nationwide. This number translates to more than 10,000 online therapy sessions per month.
“Speech therapy is in high demand for K-12 students and speech pathologists are in short supply in many school districts,” said Clay Whitehead, Co-CEO and a co-founder of PresenceLearning. “We’ve created a way to deliver the services of live experts anywhere anytime using the web. Today, we offer access a nationwide network of hundreds of therapists to help students gain the speech and language skills they need to thrive.”
Persistent shortages of speech language pathologists (SLPs) and school budget cuts have contributed to increased caseloads for school-based SLPs. Research shows that high caseloads impede student progress and increase SLP attrition. PresenceLearning’s online speech therapy solution and its network of fully licensed and certified therapists make therapy more accessible. By partnering with PresenceLearning, schools are able to deliver better therapy outcomes while saving on costs.
PresenceLearning has won numerous industry awards including being named as the winner of the Arizona State University Education Summit Innovator Award, 2012 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence, 2012 BESSIE Awards and 2011 EdTech Digest Awards. PresenceLearning was also a finalist in the 2012 SIIA CODiE Awards and an honorable mention recipient in the 2012 eSchool Media Readers’ Choice Awards.
PresenceLearning currently works with leading school districts, including Groton Public Schools (CT), Vacaville Public Schools (CA), Union County Schools (GA), Moses Lake School District (WA), Edison Charter School (CA) and Sparta Area Schools (WI).
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of live online speech therapy services for K-12 students. The company offers school districts web-based access to a growing, nationwide network of over 300 highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs) via live videoconferencing combined with the latest in evidence-based practices. PresenceLearning delivers significant cost savings while improving student outcomes. PresenceLearning is an ASHA-approved continuing education provider for SLPs and a U.S. Department of Education grant-winner.
Katie Povejsil, Vice President of Marketing, PresenceLearning
Christine Allman, Public Relations for PresenceLearning