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.


During this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the benefits and limitations of online speech therapy based on real-world examples with charter school students.

  • Gain insight about the roles and responsibilities of the special education administrator, the SLP, charter school teachers and staff in relation to online speech therapy.

  • Become familiar with the body of research related to the effectiveness of online speech therapy.

Panelists Bios:
  • Joe Pacheco is the Director of Student Services at Leadership Public Schools. Prior to his role as Director of Student Services for California-based Leadership Public Schools, Mr. Pacheco was Principal of LPS Campbell High School. Among administrative positions he has held for public schools, Joe was Program Specialist for Special Education for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. He also served in the Oak Grove School District for 12 years as a Speech and Language Pathologist. He received his undergraduate degree from San Jose State University and his Master's in School Administration from the University of San Francisco.

  • Shawn Whitney is the Director of Special Education at Edison Charter Academy. Shawn joined Edison Charter Academy in 2010 after ten years of teaching, including five years teaching students with learning differences and emotional disturbances at an Arizona high school. She holds a Bachelor's of Elementary and Special Education from Northern Arizona University and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix.

Webinar Title: Online Speech-Language Therapy for Charter School Students: When, Where and How?

Date: Thursday, October 25th 2012

Time: 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT)

Cost: No Charge

Abstract: Charter schools offer diverse learning opportunities and instructional approaches, but as in mainstream schools, all students must have access to special education services, including speech/language therapy. Although a growing number of charter schools are using inexpensive technology to enable special education services remotely, there are still many questions about when (and when not) to rely on online speech-language therapy. Make plans to join a nationwide audience of charter school leaders for a one-hour webinar with a panel of special education experts who understand the challenges of delivering quality services remotely. They'll share what they have learned first hand about the "when, where and how” of online speech therapy in charter schools and answer questions from the audience.

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