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Press Release: PresenceLearning Named a Finalist in the 2014 Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) REVERE and Beacon Awards

Company’s online therapy offerings and eBook recognized by industry-leading awards program

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2014 – PresenceLearning was named a finalist in two of the 2014 awards given by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group. PresenceLearning’s online therapy for students with special needs was recognized in the Innovation Awards, part of the industry-leading REVERE Awards, and the 7 Myths About Online Speech Therapy: BUSTED! eBook was recognized in the Digital Marketing category of the Beacon Awards.

“Helping students with special needs succeed is at the heart of everything we do,” said Clay Whitehead, co-CEO and co-founder of PresenceLearning. “The recognition for not only our services, but also for our comprehensive and informative resources, is a great honor and reinforces our commitment to serving students, educators and families.”

The REVERE Awards, formerly known as the AEP Awards, is the most prestigious and comprehensive recognition program in the learning resource community. Included in the REVERE Awards are the Innovation Awards, which recognize the most original and forward-thinking products on the market. PresenceLearning’s online speech and occupational therapy for students with special needs was named a finalist of this award for its innovative ability to enhance the learning experience and solve a particular problem relating to PreK-12 education.

The Beacon Awards honor the best in education marketing and are given to the top education marketers in the field. PresenceLearning was recognized for its marketing campaign to promote its free eBook, which helps school administrators and parents understand the real impact of online speech therapy and get all the facts about this revolution in education.

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 and occupational therapists who are available whenever and wherever they are needed. This past year, PresenceLearning added online assessments for both speech and occupational therapy (OT). 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.

By the end of the 2013-2014 school year, PresenceLearning will have delivered 450,000 live online therapy sessions in public school districts, charter schools and virtual schools of all sizes nationwide.

Winners of both awards programs will be announced this June at Content in Context (CIC) Conference in Washington, DC. To learn more, visit http://www.aepweb.org/aepweb/index.php/awards.html.

About PresenceLearning
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of live online speech therapy and online occupational therapy services for K-12 students. 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.

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