I am really excited about today’s giveaway! I was contacted by PresenceLearning, a company that provides live online speech therapy services for K-12 students. You can check out their web site here. I was not familiar with the company so I contacted a former co-worker of mine who is a speech therapist to see what her thoughts were. It turns out, she contracts with them now. I would have loved to take them up on their offer for a free trial for Connor so I could give you a first hand account, however, with Connor being so young, and the fact that his speech therapy sessions are very hands on and he frequently tries to crawl away…not sure that would work for him.
Some details from PresenceLearning:
PresenceLearning is the leading provider of live online speech therapy services for K-12 students and is now offering online occupational services as well. PresenceLearning strives to match the right therapist with the right child regardless of location. The company has partnered with school districts to offer web-based access to a growing, nationwide network of over 300 highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs) and occupational therapists (OTs) via live videoconferencing combined with the latest in evidence-based practices. PresenceLearning is also expanding their offering to serve parents and guardians of children with special needs.
What you get with the giveaway:
PresenceLearning will provide:
• Trial of live online speech therapy services. Two 30-minutes sessions per week for 2 weeks (a total of 4 sessions, 30 min each)
• PresenceLearning will provide winner with headsets and webcams and do the tech checks and make sure they are all set up technically. When they are done with the trial, they do not need to return the headset and webcam.
What the winner will need to provide to PresenceLearning:
• The states where the services will be taking place so we can make sure we have a licensed SLP to serve them in that particular state.
• Parent’s name, state of residence, phone number and best time to reach, email, child’s first name, age/grade of the child and what the situation is with the child (i.e do they have a specific speech–language issue that is being addressed in school IEP or otherwise?)
After we have this information we will put you in touch with Aaron Skiies from PresenceLearning and get the winner connected with a clinician — one of their top SLPs who will talk to them about how it works and what their child’s needs are. This SLP will be the one to schedule the actual dates and times for the sessions.
How to enter:
Leave a comment expressing your interest in winning the speech therapy trial and the age of the child you want it for. if you’re comfortable sharing, please tell us why you’d like to try it…I will not require that particular detail out of respect for some people’s desire for privacy. I will randomly draw a winner on Wednesday October 23. I will try to contact winner by e-mail, as well as posting here. If I do not hear from you within four days, I will select a new winner.