Rural district turns to online speech therapy

Economically disadvantaged district, facing recruiting difficulties, found online therapy resources

online-therapyAlthough districts are required to provide students in need with special education and related services such as speech therapy, many face obstacles in doing so.

One such school district, Lone Pine Unified (LPUSD), an economically disadvantaged district near the California-Nevada border, found it hard to recruit and retain speech-language pathologists (SLPs) because of its location.

To overcome this challenge, LPUSD chose to use online speech therapy through PresenceLearning and is seeing great success.

Next page: What district administrators think of the online therapy services

Laura Ascione

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