Moses Lake School District 161 Adopts Live Online Speech Therapy to Help Fill Shortage of Speech-Language Pathologists

PresenceLearning serves more than 70 students in grades 2-12

SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2012 – To help address a shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLPs), Moses Lake School District 161 in Moses Lake, Washington, adopted PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students. Through the adoption, the district is able to provide students who have special needs with engaging, high-quality online speech therapy while better supporting – and lessening the caseload for – its existing SLPs.

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"Healthy School Makeover Contest" Public Voting is Now Open

Visit www.healthyschoolmakeover.com and vote for your favorite video. Help a school win a healthy school makeover worth $45,000

San Diego, CA, November 1, 2012 — Public voting for video entries in the nationwide Healthy School Makeover Contest is now open. The contest, managed by SPARK™, provider of the world’s most-researched and field-tested physical education program and a division of School Specialty, features a grand prize worth over $45,000 in products and services from leading organizations including Sportime, AAHPERD/NASPE, Healthy Kids Challenge, Skillastics, Healthy Lifestyle Choices, GenMove, The First Tee, Polar, and the ANNIKA Foundation.

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Experts Discuss how Districts can Manage SLP Shortage in Free PresenceLearning Webinar

Attendees will learn how using online speech therapy can help relieve the speech and language pathologist shortage during November 8, 2012 webinar

SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2012 – Despite initiatives to recruit and retain qualified professionals, districts nationwide are experiencing shortages of speech and language pathologist (SLP). To help administrators and educators recognize the reasons for the shortages and how to cope with them, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech therapy for schools, is hosting a free webinar titled “Understanding and Managing the Growing SLP Shortage” on Thursday, November 8th at 1:00 pm ET (10:00 am PT). To register for the webinar, visit http://pages.presencelearning.com/spedahead7.

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Smart Toys and Games Wins Nine 2012 Creative Child Awards

Best-selling IQ-building games and toys win Game of the Year, Top Toy of the Year, Preferred Choice, and Seal of Excellence Awards

SAN FRANCISCO – October 23, 2012 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc., a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, has received nine 2012 Creative Child Awards. Bill & Betty Bricks and Aqua Belle have both received Game of the Year honors for the Construction Games category and Games for Girls category, respectively. SmartMax Flower Palace received a Top Toy of the Year award, while SmartMax Racers, SmartMax Express, SmartMax Airborne, and SmartMax Drive & Fly were all recipients of the Preferred Choice award. Receiving a Seal of Excellence in the Kids Games category were Temple Trap and IQ Fit.

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"Harry and the Haunted House" Wins Coveted Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award

A second Wanderful title – “The Tortoise and the Hare” – is also recommended

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 18, 2012 – Wanderful, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious Editor's Choice Award for from Children's Technology Review for its interactive storybook, “Harry and the Haunted House.” “Harry” is the fourth title originally published by Living Books to be enhanced and updated for iOS devices by Wanderful.

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