SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2014 – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention report that 1 in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This increased prevalence combined with more rigorous state education standards have led school administrators and educators to seek a deeper understanding of the disorder as well as strategies and approaches to give this growing population appropriate access to the curriculum. To provide districts and families with practical advice to help children on the spectrum reach their potential in and out of the classroom, PresenceLearning created “Take It From Temple: 5 Tips for Working with Children with Autism,” a free book based on Dr. Temple Grandin’s “Changing Minds” webinar presentation with the company.
To download the free eBook, visit: http://presencelearning.com/resources/library/temple-grandin-5-tips-work...
Providing proper support to students with autism is essential for ensuring they progress academically and socially. With such a wide range of characteristics across the autism spectrum, teachers, therapists, caregivers and families must understand the specific needs of the individual child, paying special attention to his or her habits, triggers and most importantly, their often-overlooked strengths.
The eBook provides readers:
● Realistic tips and specific tactics to help children with autism
● An overview of the different types of autistic brains and their affinities
● Links to additional videos and resources to help you learn more
Since 2009, PresenceLearning’s online speech therapy and other related services have provided schools with a practical, affordable new option for service delivery: web-based access to a nationwide network of live, highly qualified, fully licensed speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and school counseling professionals who are available whenever and wherever they are needed. PresenceLearning also offers online assessments for both speech and occupational therapy. By partnering with PresenceLearning, school districts can address capacity issues related to acute and chronic shortages of qualified clinicians, reduce high caseloads for onsite personnel, reduce their backlog of assessments, improve student outcomes and become more efficient. PresenceLearning also offers access to technical specialists, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse clinicians.
PresenceLearning has delivered 450,000 live online therapy sessions in public school districts, charter schools and virtual schools of all sizes nationwide.
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of online speech and occupational therapy, online counseling and assessments for K-12 districts and families of children with special needs. PresenceLearning’s nationwide network includes hundreds of highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs) and mental health professionals. Therapy sessions are delivered “anytime anywhere” via live videoconferencing using the latest in evidence-based practices combined with powerful progress reporting.
Serving thousands of students in public, charter and virtual schools across the U.S. and globally, PresenceLearning has shown that online delivery of special education related services is practical, convenient and highly effective.