education news | June 16, 2021
Education Resources, Inc., a leading continuing education provider for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists, has added "Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction Online Series" to its robust on-demand, online course catalog, taught by the internationally renowned and engaging instructor, Liesa Ritchie-Persaud PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP.
The series, which is now available on ERI's website, was initially recorded during a live webinar and can directly be accessed from the comfort of one's own home or workplace. This on-demand online learning opportunity is available from ERI for $299 per person. Participants will have one year to complete the course and downloadable handout materials, earning 11.5 contact hours (1.15 CEUs).
Ritchie-Persaud teaches therapists how to use "Sensory Aware" tools with young clients referred for gross motor and sensory-motor challenges. Participants will learn how to use sensory information to enhance functional outcomes and boost school and home engagement by improving children's postural control, foundational weakness, instability, incoordination, motor planning, and restricted mobility.
About Education Resources, Inc.
Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) is a recognized continuing education provider that assists PTs, OTs, and SLPs in transforming the lives of their patients.
Positive Action, Inc. | November 12, 2021
Positive Action, Inc. ("PAI"), the leading education and technology company for evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs, has entered a distribution partnership with PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online therapy tools and special education related services for K-12 schools.
"PresenceLearning's technology platform is breaking down barriers for students to access quality special education services from a live clinician. We are delighted to pair our SEL curriculum content with PresenceLearning's platform in support of the mutual objective of delivering the most effective SEL learning experience to students."
Alex Allred, CEO of PAI
Via PresenceLearning's platform, students log in from school or home to live teletherapy sessions with licensed clinicians. Special education related services delivered include speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral and mental health therapy, and assessments. Clinicians within PresenceLearning's network will be able to access complete digital curriculum materials from Positive Action's SEL programs, including comprehensive education materials (most with approximately 140 lessons), student activity sheets, thumbnail graphics for posters, and other visual aids. Proven effective in multiple randomized controlled trials, the Positive Action SEL program is designed for use in all tiers of instruction and includes specialized materials designed for drug education, anti-bullying, family, and counselor objectives.
"The addition of Positive Action to our digital content library meaningfully expands the SEL resources available to our clinicians and school partners. Our platform facilitates a personalized therapy experience for each child, and in today's environment, incorporating SEL into therapy is vital to helping students reach their potential," said Kate Eberle Walker, CEO, PresenceLearning.
About Positive Action, Inc.
Positive Action, Inc. (PAI) is the leading education and technology company for evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. Developed by founder Dr. Carol Allred beginning in 1973, our PK-12 programs are based on the intuitive philosophy that we feel good about ourselves when we do positive actions. We offer the only SEL program proven to simultaneously improve student academic achievement and behavior in multiple, multi-year randomized controlled trials, the highest standard of evidence-based education. Our programs have earned prestigious accolades from numerous institutions, including the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, Harvard University, and The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
PresenceLearning, Inc., is the leading provider of therapy software and teletherapy services for special education related services and behavioral mental health counseling in schools. At the heart of the company is a purpose-built therapy platform, designed by clinicians for clinicians. Special education teams utilize the Therapy Essentials platform to serve children both in and out of school, leveraging PresenceLearning's national network of more than 1,500 speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals as needed to ensure that every child is served. To date PresenceLearning has delivered more than 3 million therapy sessions. Investors in the company include Bain Capital Double Impact, Catalyst Investors, Catamount Ventures, and New Markets Venture Partners.
The Exelon Foundation | May 31, 2022
The Exelon Foundation surprised nine female STEM students and graduates of the Exelon STEM Leadership Academy with full-ride college scholarships of about $1 million.
“We want to ensure these outstanding young women the opportunity and financial flexibility to study at the college of their choice. It’s not just a scholarship, but, hopefully, a path to future leadership at Exelon.”
- Paula Conrad, vice president of Corporate Relations for Exelon
Following are the STEM Leadership Academy Scholarship recipients of 2022:
STEM Academy Baltimore and DC
Allegre Oledibe, Springdale, Md. (General Engineering, Virginia Tech)
Micaela Venyo, Belcamp, Md. (Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech)
Tahreem Rana, Baltimore, Md. (Computer Science, University Maryland Baltimore County)
STEM Academy Chicago
Nicole Constante, Chicago, Ill. (Engineering Management, University of Illinois Chicago)
XiuYi Tan, Chicago, Ill. (Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Aditi Bhatt, Chicago, Ill. (Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
STEM Academy Philadelphia
Aliyana Banner, Yardley, Pa. (Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University)
Maitri Patel, Philadelphia, Pa. (Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor)
Emily Curran, Jamison, Pa. (Computer Engineering, Villanova University)