Upcoming Webinar to Provide Best Practices on Delivering Special Education-Related Services Online during School Closures
As the need for social distancing is prompting extended school closures across the country, school districts are considering new ways to keep students connected and engaged in school activities. Continuity is especially important for students who receive special education-related services.
PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, will host a free webinar for school districts looking to deliver these services via in-home teletherapy. During the “Delivery of Special Education-Related Services During School Closures” webinar, which will take place on Thursday, April 9th at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, Kristin Martinez, clinical director of PresenceLearning, and Dr. Glendora Tremper, coordinator of special education at Springs Charter Schools in California, will discuss strategies for transitioning to online delivery of services.
“As schools across the country move services online, many teams are worried about how to ensure continued access and support for students with special needs. We want them to know that there are great options and well established practices for serving these students online,” said PresenceLearning CEO Kate Eberle Walker.
During the webinar, Martinez will provide best practices for schools, therapists, and families regarding teletherapy, and Tremper will discuss how her school system swiftly and successfully transitioned its school-based education team to an online model. Participants will understand how to quickly get up and running online to deliver services to students at home; online platform tools and features required to provide an optimal experience for students and clinicians; how to manage the delivery of teletherapy to homes, including how to facilitate parents’ and students’ participation; and what parents need to know.
“Communication, communication, communication is the key. The abruptness of the changes required to transition to online delivery of our services to students at home was stressful to parents and staff. So, as a leadership team we were in constant communication at all levels and with all stakeholders including our clinicians, staff, and parents. Multiple virtual meetings kept everyone informed and engaged in the process,” said Tremper.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance for viewing the webinar, which will also be available on-demand.
To attend the upcoming webinar, register now.
PresenceLearning, Inc. is the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools. The company connects speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals with students through its proprietary online platform, and has delivered more than 2.5 million teletherapy sessions at hundreds of K-12 schools and districts across the U.S. through its network of nearly 1,000 certified clinicians. Investors in the company include Catalyst Investors, Catamount Ventures, Birchmere Ventures, New Markets Venture Partners, and Blue Heron Capital. For more information, visit https://www.presencelearning.com.