SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2014 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, has introduced a new white paper titled “Getting to the Core of the Common Core,” which provides information about how to help students acquire the foundational oral language skills needed to successfully access their curriculum to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It is the latest addition to PresenceLearning’s growing library of eBooks, white papers and other resources that give special education leaders access to leading experts on topics affecting special education as well as insight into how they can better manage compliance challenges and improve student outcomes.
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Oral language skills are foundational in helping students grasp the curricular materials related to the CCSS. As a result of these new standards and higher expectations for all students, special education leaders expect increased demand for Tier II interventions. This demand, combined with budget challenges and the challenge of implementing new standards while addressing reading and social-skills deficiencies makes the job of special educators extremely difficult.
Referencing insight from internationally recognized communications disorder expert Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed. CCC-SLP, “Getting to the Core of the Common Core” examines these difficulties and implications alongside the expanding role of the SLP in developing literacy. The white paper also provides examples of developmental interventions mapped to the CCSS and discusses how SLPs can help bridge social communication and academic skills gaps.
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 related services is practical, convenient and highly effective.