Online Therapy

PresenceLearning and Highlights Partner on Therapy Content for Children With Special Needs

Online student therapy provider PresenceLearning announced this week it is expanding its library of content for children with special needs, thanks to a new partnership with kids’ magazine Highlights.

The move is Highlights’ first foray into online therapy for children with special needs, according to a news release.

PresenceLearning’s platform is used by more than 1,500 speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals; school districts across the nation have provided students with more than 3.5 million teletherapy sessions on PresenceLearning, the company said.

The partnership means providers using the platform now have access to over 160 content items from Highlights appropriate for K–7 students with special needs: games, stories, and activities to support therapy goals in reading comprehension, handwriting, motor skills, and problem-solving, PresenceLearning said.

“When children carry over content experiences from their therapy sessions into their play at home, it helps them to make connections and practice skills that can support their progress,” the company said. “By incorporating familiar characters and fun, purposeful activities into therapy, clinicians have the potential to create more dynamic therapy experiences.”

Founded in 1946 as a magazine, Highlights now includes children’s products across multiple channels and formats, with content emphasizing inclusion and diversity for kids up to age 12. Highlights reaches more than 10 million children globally every year, the company said.

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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].