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Washington School District Offers Online Speech Therapy

A rural Washington school district has found a new way to better support students needing speech therapy.

Moses Lake School District 161, a 7,000-student district located in Moses Lake, WA, recently adopted PresenceLearning, a live online speech therapy service, to lighten the caseload for its staff of speech-language pathologists, according to Darcy Johnson, special services director for the district, in a prepared statement released today by PresenceLearning. More than 70 students are participating in the new program.

"We implemented PresenceLearning’s services at the beginning of this school year to meet this need and the results have been great so far – the students love it, their parents are in support of it and our SLPs find great value in it," explained Johnson.

With PresenceLearning, certified speech therapists work with K-12 students, online, through live videoconference sessions. Additional information about the service is available at the company's Web site.

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Kanoe Namahoe is online editor for 1105 Media's Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].