PresenceLearning Therapy Essentials Wins Two Top Education Awards

Therapy Essentials wins both the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence and the Tech Edvocate Awards 

NEW YORK, October 25, 2021 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of comprehensive online therapy solutions for schools and beyond, has earned two education awards for Therapy Essentials, its complete solution to support school-based special education and counseling teams in delivering services to students in-person or remotely. 

Therapy Essentials was named a winner in Tech & Learning’s 2021 Awards of Excellence for Back to School in the Primary (K-6) category. Additionally, Tech Edvocate Awards judges selected Therapy Essentials as the winner in the Best Assistive Technology App or Tool category. With these two recent awards, Therapy Essentials has won a total of six awards since its launch in 2020. 

PresenceLearning has on-boarded hundreds of school districts across the country and helped educate more than 8,000 school-based clinicians in using Therapy Essentials to serve students through teletherapy or online therapy. It helps districts to diversify and sustain their service delivery model, for the benefit of both students and staff alike. Students gain a personalized and engaging therapy experience to help meet their learning goals and clinicians gain a flexible, online method of identifying student needs and serving students continuously from wherever they and their students are located. 

“PresenceLearning is one of the few of its kind that is intentionally working to improve itself,” said Debbie Daugherty MA, CCC-SLP, lead speech-language pathologist for Chatham County Schools in North Carolina, who uses Therapy Essentials to serve students in the district. “Sometimes with school partners…you get what you get. That’s not the case with PresenceLearning. Their team is always asking for feedback and responding with modifications that make the platform more user-friendly.”

Tech & Learning’s 2021 Awards of Excellence for Back to School recognizes products that support effective teaching and learning practices in the new school year. Judges chose the winning products for their versatility, compatibility, value, and ability to help schools solve challenges and support continuous instruction. To view the full list of winners, visit here

The Tech Edvocate Awards is an EdTech awards program honoring the year’s top edtech companies, products, people, and more. To read more about the awards program and to view the full list of winners, visit here

To learn more about Therapy Essentials and how it supports schools, visit

About PresenceLearning
PresenceLearning, Inc. is the leading provider of therapy tools and live, online special education related services and behavioral and mental health services for schools and beyond. At the heart of the company is a purpose-built therapy platform, designed by clinicians for clinicians, that allows school teams to serve children both in and out of school. It also allows schools to extend their teams and connect each of their students with a highly skilled, licensed clinician from PresenceLearning’s national network of more than 1,500 speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals. To date PresenceLearning has delivered more than 3 million therapy sessions to hundreds of schools and districts in every region of the U.S. and recently opened up its therapy platform to individual and group practices. 

Investors in the company include Bain Capital Double Impact, Catalyst Investors, Catamount Ventures, and New Markets Venture Partners. For more information, visit