The webinar is sponsored by PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech therapy for K-12 school districts. Our web-based approach to live online speech therapy is highly effective and affordable. We now deliver 5,000 sessions a month that are individualized, curriculum-relevant and evidence-based using our nationwide network of SLPs.

Webinar Title: Online Speech Therapy for Virtual School Students: When, Where and How?

Date: Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Time: 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT)

Cost: No Charge

Abstract: Special education services, including speech therapy, must be available to all students, including those attending school virtually. This need poses special challenges for those are who SPED directors for virtual schools. Though the technology to deliver SLP services at a distance has been available for years, the rapid growth in distance education has increased the urgency. There are many questions about practical matters of online delivery and about when (and when not) to rely on online speech therapy. But there is no doubt that simple, inexpensive technologies are enabling a growing number of virtual schools to use online speech therapy to improve outcomes, tackle critical personnel shortfalls and provide access to high quality speech-language services.

Join a nationwide audience of leaders of virtual schools for this timely one-hour webinar. Special education experts who understand the special challenges of delivering quality services remotely will share what they have learned first hand about the "when, where and how” of online speech therapy and answer live questions from the audience during this informative session.

    SPED Ahead

During this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the benefits and limitations of SLP telepractice based on real-world examples of virtual-school students.
  • Gain insight about the roles and responsibilities of the special ed administrator, the SLP, teachers, and other virtual school personnel in relation to telepractice and its outcomes.
  • Become familiar with the body of research related to the effectiveness of online speech therapy.


  • Jenny Kendall is the K-12 Inc. National Director of Special Programs - overseeing special education, Federal Title programs, RTI and more across 26 statewide virtual academies and additional unique blended learning environments.  She was previously the Director of Special Education for the Ohio Virtual Academy, a school powered by K12. Ms. Kendall has worked in the field of virtual education for over ten years and the field of special education for over twenty years. Jenny holds both M.A. in Educational Leadership and a B.S. in Special Education/Speech Language Communication.  
  • Melissa Jakubowitz, CCC-SLP, is the VP of SLP Services, PresenceLearning


  • Dr. Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is the Associate Dean, Graduate School and Research at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; former President of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association.