PresenceLearning Launches SPEDinsight™ Enabling School Districts to Monitor Progress for Students Receiving Online Speech Therapy
New dashboard shows administrators the ‘big picture’ on student progress in online therapy
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2013 – PresenceLearning has launched SPEDinsight™, a new administrator dashboard that provides an actionable, “bird’s eye” view of the progress made by students with special needs who are receiving speech and other related clinical services online. PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other clinical services for K-12 students, now offers superintendents, special education directors and supervisors of related services delivery a top-level graphical view of data summarizing progress on IEP goals, delivery of therapy time owed, and timely completion of mandated IEP meetings.
SPEDinsight offers special education program managers secure access to detailed student profiles showing detailed session logs, graphs showing progress against specific goals, therapy time balances, and therapist information.
“I now can make better decisions and communicate much more effectively with my staff and students’ parents. If a question comes up, I have instant access to answers,” said Dustine Borges, director of Special Education and Chief Psychologist of Fowler Unified School District near Fresno, California. “PresenceLearning’s SPEDinsight dashboard provides me with an unprecedented degree of transparency and accountability regarding the progress of our special education students receiving clinical services. There’s nothing else like it.”
“What administrators need is actionable data: Are IEPs being completed on time? Which students are making progress? Which ones are not? Which ones are missing too much therapy time to complete their goals by the end of the year,” said Clay Whitehead, co-CEO of PresenceLearning. “SPEDinsight allows them to see this information live and at a glance, bringing accountability and transparency to clinical service delivery. Kids deserve the best services, and SPEDinsight empowers administrators to track progress towards that goal continuously throughout the year.”
Since 2009, PresenceLearning’s high quality online speech therapy has provided schools with web-based access to a nationwide network of highly qualified, fully licensed speech-language pathologists who are available whenever and wherever they are needed. By partnering with PresenceLearning, school districts can fill staffing gaps related to acute and chronic SLP shortages, reduce high caseloads and balance workloads for onsite personnel, improve student outcomes and increase overall efficiency. PresenceLearning also offers access to technical specialists, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse speech-language pathologists.
As of the end of the 2012-13 school year, PresenceLearning has conducted more than 200,000 live online therapy sessions in public, charter and virtual school districts of all sizes nationwide.
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of live online speech therapy services for K-12 students and now offers online occupational therapy as well. The company offers school districts web-based access to a growing, nationwide network of hundreds of highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs) and occupational therapists (OTs) via live videoconferencing combined with the latest in evidence-based practices and powerful progress reporting.
Serving thousands of students in public, charter and virtual schools throughout the U.S., PresenceLearning has shown that online speech and language therapy is practical, affordable and highly effective. PresenceLearning is an ASHA-approved continuing education provider for SLPs and a U.S. Department of Education grant-winner, dedicated to bringing the highest clinical standards to online therapy.
Katie Povejsil, Vice President of Marketing, PresenceLearning
Christine Allman, Public Relations for PresenceLearning