Top product: Therapy Essentials from PresenceLearning

This system enables clinicians to provide 1:1 teletherapy with special education students remotely.

District Administration® and FETC®’s Top Ed Tech Products of the Year contest spotlights the most innovative new solutions on the market that are helping school leaders meet the ever-evolving education technology needs of their districts and schools.

A panel of experts chose 15 winners from more than 130 submissions, all of which will be featured during the in-person Future of Education Technology Conference® Jan. 26-28 in Orlando.

Click here for more information and to register for FETC 2022. 

Here’s a look at one of the Top Ed Tech Products of 2022:

Therapy Essentials from PresenceLearning

Therapy Essentials from PresenceLearning

What it is: Therapy Essentials from PresenceLearning supports school-based education and counseling teams in delivering services to students regardless of where they are located. This complete solution includes the PresenceLearning interactive therapy platform, assessments, and professional learning for school-based teams. With Therapy Essentials, districts can diversify and sustain their service delivery model for the benefit of staff and students alike. School teams gain a flexible, online method of identifying student needs and serving students continuously from wherever they and their students are located. Students gain a personalized therapy experience to help them meet their learning goals.

With Therapy Essentials, clinicians, including speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, and school psychologists, have access to professional learning with practical, effective approaches for getting the most out of therapy in any environment. Clinicians can conduct speech-language assessments or psychoeducational assessments, from top publishers, which are embedded into the platform for easy remote administration. Key features of PresenceLearning’s award-winning therapy platform include a content library of digital games, activities, and worksheets; FERPA compliance to protect student privacy; high fidelity sessions with crisp, clear video and sound; and a therapy command center that helps providers keep sessions on track.

Why we like it: It’s a special education and services solution that is needed in all districts due to staff shortages, providing online therapy to students.  This system has very strong testimonials from users and allows districts with a shortage of clinicians to use those from outside their geographic area. This is a good system to maintain continuity for special needs students. The platform supports an internal or external face camera and an externally-mounted adjustable second optional webcam for modeling tasks, assessments, etc.

As always, we encourage you to perform your own due diligence before making any investments.

See the full list of winners here.

Eric Weiss
Eric Weiss
Eric is the executive editor of District Administration magazine. He has worked as a journalist at newspapers and in television.

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