SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech and occupational therapy services for K-12 students and children with special needs, today released a new infographic, "A Trail Map for Parents: Your Child's Special Needs," showing the path and six key milestones that parents of children with special needs can use to help their children.
With over 400 carefully selected therapists delivering one-on-one and group therapy sessions to students via its online platform, PresenceLearning ensures that families of children with special needs can get access to top quality speech language pathologists (SLPs) or occupational therapists (OTs) regardless of geographic or scheduling constraints they might have. From early recognition and referral, to progress and re-evaluation, the colorful step-by-step guide suggests action items for parents and clearly sets goals for each stage of their journey along the path.
"Most parents of children with special needs have stories about how a lack of information and resources increased the stress that they felt along their journey," said Clay Whitehead, co-founder and co-CEO of PresenceLearning. "Our goal is to help shine a light on the often confusing world of special education for families, making sure that they have the information they need to make the best decisions for their children. This 'trail map' is just one step, but it's one that we and the experts we've worked with to produce it are excited about."
PresenceLearning has completed more than 250,000 live video-based therapy sessions online, making web-based therapy practical, affordable and convenient for schools and families with children who have special needs. To learn more about PresenceLearning or to view its new Trail Map for Parents infographic visit: http://presencelearning.com/images/trail-map-for-parents-of-children-with-special-needs.pdf.
PresenceLearning (http://www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of live online speech therapy services for K-12 students and now offers online occupational services as well. The company offers school districts web-based access to a growing, nationwide network of over 400 highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs) and occupational therapists (OTs) via live videoconferencing combined with the latest in evidence-based practices. PresenceLearning expands access to highly trained, fully licensed experts and helps improve student outcomes. 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 speech therapy and online occupational therapy.