SAN FRANCISCO, February 4, 2016 – Members of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) are required to earn at least 75 credit hours of continuing professional development (CPD) during each member’s 3-year renewal period. However, earning these hours can be expensive as well as very challenging because school psychologists juggle such full schedules of assessments, student sessions, paperwork and IEP meetings. To provide NASP members with free, convenient opportunities to earn CPD credit, PresenceLearning applied for, and was approved by, theNASP-Approved Provider program so that NASP members can attend PresenceLearning live webinars to earn CPD credits at no charge.
After completing a post-webinar quiz and feedback survey, attendees are emailed a certificate that verifies participation. School psychologists receive 1 CPD credit for every hour of professional development. To claim CPD credit for attending a PresenceLearning live webinar, NASP members must submit the following information — which can be found on the PresenceLearning certificate:
●Name of participant
●Hours of participation
●Category or type of activity
●Certification or member number
●Title or topic of activity
●Activity sponsor, if applicable
●Date of activity
“Our goal as a company is to provide students with access to the behavior and mental health services they need, and help address the professional development needs of our own extensive network of clinicians as well as school-based clinicians and education leaders across the country,” said Clay Whitehead, co-founder and co-CEO of PresenceLearning. “Our professional development webinars connect clinicians with leading experts in special education to enrich the attendees’ professional skills and knowledge base.”
The first opportunity for NASP members to earn CPD credits from PresenceLearning is the three-part webinar series called “Success for Every Learner: From At-Risk to Successful,” which will offer a deep dive into school climate and behavior issues. NASP members will earn 1.5 CPD credits for attending each 90-minute webinar. The first webinar is on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10 AM Pacific Time with Dr. Frances Stetson, one of the nation’s leading consultants on inclusionary practices. Dr. Stetson’s 90-minute webinar “Inclusion Is for Every Learner — Or is It?” will discuss the over-identification of students for special education services and how our nation’s use of inclusion can be improved to better support at-risk students.
The next two webinars in the spring series will feature Dr. Ed Dunkelblau on March 24th and Dr. Ross Greene on May 5th. Dr Dunkelblau, one of the originators of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) movement, will talk about how improving social emotional skills can help at-risk students achieve. Dr. Greene, a best-selling author, speaker and psychologist who originated the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach for students with serious challenges, will wrap up the series discussing how his CPS approach can help reduce disciplinary issues for students with special needs. To register for any of the three “Success for Every Learner: From At-Risk to Successful” webinars, visit:
NASP is the second organization to approve participation in PresenceLearning’s webinar content as a professional development opportunity. The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) grants Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits to its members who attend PresenceLearning webinars.
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of onlinespeech andoccupational therapy,behavioral and mental health services, and assessments for K-12 districts and families of children with special needs. PresenceLearning’s nationwide network of online professionals and telehealth providers includes hundreds of highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs), and behavioral and mental health professionals. Sessions are delivered “anytime anywhere” via live videoconferencing using the latest in evidence-based practices combined with powerful progress reporting.
By partnering with PresenceLearning, education agencies can fill service gaps related to acute and chronic shortages of special education related services personnel, reduce high caseloads for onsite personnel, reduce their backlog of assessments, improve student outcomes, and improve efficiency. Since 2009, PresenceLearning has delivered more than 1 million live, online therapy sessions to students in public, charter, and virtual schools across the U.S. and globally, proving that online delivery of special education related services is practical, convenient, and highly effective.