SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, recently launched online early childhood services to expand the ability of schools and districts to deliver early childhood interventions and services to children ages 0-5. With PresenceLearning, school systems and education organizations can access a nationwide network of hundreds of highly qualified clinicians – including speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals – to help deliver these timely services to young learners and to consult with their families and caregivers.
“Preschool children with special needs are some of our society’s most vulnerable citizens. Early intervention with individualized therapy services from experienced professionals helps mitigate future academic and social risk. PresenceLearning offers ready access to licensed clinical professionals, helping districts, counties, and states meet their obligation to these students,” said Clay Whitehead, CEO and co-founder of PresenceLearning. “Our clinicians work collaboratively with parents and schools throughout the therapy process while helping children develop the foundational skills they need for success throughout their lives.”
During the online sessions, children connect with live clinicians via PresenceLearning’s secure, interactive video platform, which is optimized for the therapy experience and includes a library of thousands of therapy activities as well as progress tracking tools. Clinicians can provide IDEA Part B and Part C services to children with mild, moderate, and severe needs. The sessions are conducted one-on-one or in small groups, are individualized in accordance with each child’s IEP or 504 plan, and can take place in either the child’s home or in an educational environment such as a preschool or early childhood center.
Online services can produce similar or better outcomes as compared to traditional in-person therapy services. PresenceLearning removes the geographic constraints that can prevent access to clinicians and offers more flexibility in scheduling sessions—all while gaining valuable insight into a child’s progress via real-time monitoring.
To watch a video about PresenceLearning’s online early childhood services, visit https://presencelearn.wpengine.com/schools/early-childhood-services/#video.
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leading telehealth network of providers of clinical services and assessments to educational organizations. The PresenceLearning care network has provided over one million sessions of live, online speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral interventions and mental health services, diagnostic services and assessments, and early childhood services for children with special needs.