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Press Release: New PresenceLearning Webcast Discusses the Effectiveness of Online Therapy for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
30-minute webcast on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 demonstrates how online therapy can be effective across a wide-range of special needs cases
SAN FRANCISCO, December 23, 2013 – As more research and anecdotal evidence surfaces about the effectiveness of online speech therapy, special educators and therapists are finding that it can also be used with students with severe disabilities. PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, is hosting a free webcast on using online delivery to serve students with severe disabilities as part of its recently-launched “30-minute SPEDcasts” series. The webcast, “5 Surprising Cases About Online Therapy,” will take place on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 1 PM ET (10 AM PT).
Interested administrators, educators and specialists, can register at: http://plearn.co/5-surprising-cases-webcast.
During the half-hour presentation, senior PresenceLearning therapists will discuss their experiences with providing online therapy to students who are non-verbal, deaf and hard of hearing, high on the autism spectrum, have seizure disorders, and more, demonstrating how online therapy is effective for students with disabilities who are beyond the mild or moderate range.
By attending the webcast, participants will learn:
• How students with severe disabilities are currently benefiting from online therapy
• Successes and challenges in working with extreme cases
• Why online therapy is effective got most any students
Since 2009, PresenceLearning’s online speech therapy services have provided schools with a practical, affordable new option for service delivery: web-based access to a nationwide network of live, highly qualified, fully licensed speech-language pathologists who are available whenever and wherever they are needed. This past year, PresenceLearning added occupational therapy (OT) and online assessments to their service offering. By partnering with PresenceLearning, school districts can fill staffing gaps related to acute and chronic SLP and OT shortages, reduce high caseloads for onsite personnel, reduce their backlog of assessments, improve student outcomes and become more efficient. PresenceLearning also offers access to technical specialists, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists.
PresenceLearning has delivered more than 250,000 live online therapy sessions in public, charter and virtual school districts of all sizes nationwide.
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of live online speech therapy services for K-12 students and now offers online occupational therapy as well. The company offers school districts web-based access to a growing, nationwide network of hundreds of highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs) and occupational therapists (OTs) via live videoconferencing combined with the latest in evidence-based practices and powerful progress reporting.
Serving thousands of students in public, charter and virtual schools throughout the U.S., PresenceLearning has shown that online speech and language therapy is practical, affordable and highly effective. PresenceLearning is an ASHA-approved continuing education provider for SLPs and a U.S. Department of Education grant-winner, dedicated to bringing the highest clinical standards to online therapy.
Katie Povejsil, Vice President of Marketing, PresenceLearning
Christine Allman, Public Relations for PresenceLearning