PresenceLearning Expands Its Battery of Offerings

PresenceLearning, a leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, is announcing an addition to the research base for the equivalency of remote psychoeducational assessments featuring the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales, Second Edition (RIAS-2).

According to an emailed statement, this research follows a 2016 independently verified study that demonstrated that live, online administration of the Woodcock-Johnson IV cognitive and achievement tests by credentialed school psychologists using our secure platform produces equivalent results to traditional, onsite administration.

PresenceLearning is the only company exclusively authorized by both PAR, Inc. and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to administer the RIAS-2 and Woodcock-Johnson IV batteries online. Using PresenceLearning’s live teletherapy environment, psychoeducational assessments are administered via secure, interactive video by remote school psychologists, enabling schools to quickly and effectively conduct initial, re-evaluation, and triennial assessments.

The online, remote administration of cognitive and achievement tests by school psychologists enables school districts in states with expanded eligibility requirements to more rapidly qualify students who need mental health services.

“It is critical to get timely information for interventions and services so students don’t lose valuable instructional time, and live, online psychoeducational assessments make that a reality,” said Clay Whitehead, PresenceLearning Founder and CEO. “Additionally, using remote school psychologists to perform these assessments and screenings enables onsite staff to focus on necessary areas such as crisis prevention, behavioral interventions, and providing much-needed therapy services to students, which can help improve the school climate as a whole while allowing districts to more efficiently and effectively make use of their resources.”

To see a short video that explains how remote psychoeducational assessments work, click here.

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