New PresenceLearning Resource Focuses on How Blended Learning Can Improve Instruction in the Special Education Classroom

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014

PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, has launched Getting Smarter About SPED: A Conversation about Blended Learning Decisions and Implications. Based on a webinar featuring Tom Vander Ark, author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World and CEO of Getting Smart, Maria Carr, Special Education Coordinator at IEM, and Robin Wise, Blended Regions Special Service Manager at K12, this resource explores the landscape and benefits of blended learning in special education.

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Blended learning represents a shift in the classroom to online delivery of individualized learning for a portion of the day to make students, teachers and schools more productive. For students with special needs, blended learning can offer increased engagement and emphasis on the individual in IEP; however, there are things that educators and administrators must consider to ensure a successful implementation of this teaching and learning style. In the white paper, the authors discuss the driving forces behind blended learning in special education and the step-by-step process to adopting a blended learning model that considers the needs of students in special education. It additionally provides examples of blended learning models that made special education programs more efficient and effective.

Blended learning has the potential to redefine special education because of its emphasis on individualized learning, but students will not reap the benefits of it unless it is implemented in an effective way, said Vander Ark. This resource provides educators with valuable insight on the topic and details the steps needed to successfully adopt a blended learning model in their schools or districts.

This resource is the latest addition to PresenceLearnings growing library of eBooks, white papers, infographics and other materials that give special education administrators and leaders readily-available expert information on topics affecting special education, as well as insight into how they can better manage challenges and increase student outcomes.

Since 2009, PresenceLearnings online speech therapy 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 who are available whenever and wherever they are needed. This past year, PresenceLearning added occupational therapy (OT) and online assessments for both speech and OT to their service offering. By partnering with PresenceLearning, school districts can fill staffing gaps related to acute and chronic SLP and OT shortages, 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 speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists.

PresenceLearning has delivered nearly half a million live online therapy sessions to students in public school districts, charter schools and virtual schools of all sizes nationwide.

About PresenceLearning

PresenceLearning ( 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. PresenceLearnings 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.


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Label-Free Binding Industry (LF Binding) Trends & 2014 Analysis Report Available at

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 10, 2014

This market report summarizes the results of HTStecs 4th global web-based benchmarking survey on label-free (LF) binding analysis carried out in July 2014. The questionnaire was compiled to address the needs and interests of the LF binding analysis vendor community.

The main objectives were to comprehensively document current experience of and future interest in investigating biomolecular interactions and binding analysis using LF technologies. The study also examined in detail the changing market landscape, application areas and future purchasing plans. The report is a source of valuable information for vendors developing LF binding analysis systems, and provides the latest market information on this rapidly changing area.

The survey looked at the following aspects of LF binding analysis as practiced today (2014) and in some cases as predicted for the future (2016): (Get Complete report details at

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In the Shadow of the U.S.: Latin America’s Hampered Progress towards Greatness Explored in New Book

(PRWEB) July 10, 2014

Why has Latin America always seemed to lag behind the United States? Looking back to the colonial period, author Mario Patricio Celi O

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at “Matilda” with Lesli Margherita, Episode 2: Maggot Boogaloo!

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Solving the Diabetes Epidemic with Plant-Based Nutrition

Honolulu, Hawaii (PRWEB) August 13, 2014

Katherine Orr recently released The Doctors in Mili’s Suitcase ~ How I Cured My Diabetes With Food, which is an accessible, educational story about adopting a whole food, plant-based diet to reverse type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, 28 million people in the United States currently live with type 2 diabetes. With the cost of diagnosed diabetes now at $ 245 billion per year, and with personal health consequences equally as devastating, author-illustrator Katherine Orr seeks to inform the public about a safe, healthy, and underreported solution to this health (and health care) crisis.

My new book is a 52-page, read-aloud story that is meant for both children and parents. Because children are now the fastest growing sector of the type 2 diabetes epidemic, this book explains in simple terms what diabetes is and how it can be reversed by adopting a diet of whole, plant-based foods. Food choices have a significant impact on our health, so the story corrects popular nutrition myths and contains supplemental information as sidebar text and at the back of the book. For those who choose to eat their way back to health, Ive included resources to outside articles, recipes, success stories, and support communities, says Orr.

Like most of Orrs books, The Doctors in Milis Suitcase ~ How I Cured My Diabetes With Food, was inspired by experience. Three years ago, when someone close to her was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and the doctor recommended managing the disease with drugs, Orr knew there was a healthier, more holistic treatment. So she offered him education: the chance to get well. After he adopted a vegan diet of whole foods, he became diabetes free in less than three months. Orr wondered how many other people were missing out on the chance to get healthy due to their ignorance of this alternative option.

Orr explains, Diabetes is a diet and lifestyle disease that can usually easily be cured, but industry-sponsored conferences, outreach programs, and many doctors focus only on disease management. Everyone deserves to know how to become healthy. The information is out there, but unfortunately that information isnt reaching the public. This small book is my contribution to help raise awareness.

Katherine Orr has donated 2,500 books to First Book and 50 copies to the Hawaii State Public Library System to help spread the word. Her goal is to make copies available at cost to schools and libraries nationwide.

Praise for The Doctors in Mili’s Suitcase ~ How I Cured My Diabetes With Food:

“The Doctors in Mili’s Suitcase is an important story about the power of plant based foods. Katherine Orr does a wonderful job of describing diabetes and how it can be tackled with food… Let Mili be your role model for taking control of your health and transforming your life with a plant based diet.”

NEAL BARNARD, MD, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, author of Dr. Neal Barnards Program for Reversing Diabetes

“An excellent book.”

JOHN MCDOUGALL, MD, author of national bestsellers The Starch Solution and The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss

“A great book to read with your children to begin to understand the importance of proper eating habits.”

JOEL FUHRMAN, MD, author of NY Times bestsellers The End of Diabetes and Eat to Live

This beautifully illustrated book presents a refreshingly clear and positive approach to diabetes.

TERRY SHINTANI, MD, JD, PhD, creator of The Hawaii Diet Program, president of the Hawaii Health Foundation, author of Eat More, Weigh Less Cookbook

“An entertaining educational tool!”

MICHAEL GREGER, MD, founder of

“A standout book about diabetes and diets. A clear, functional resource.”

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About Katherine Orr

Katherine Orr has authored and illustrated twenty books, mostly for children, focused on themes of nature, health, and spiritual well-being. She is a biologist by training and an educator at heart. She holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She enthusiastically follows a whole food, plant-based diet. Visit her author website at


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Tellico Village Tell-Events and Channel 3 – Spreading the Word About What’s Happening in July 2014 and More

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

Successful master-planned communities know how important it is to have clear communication with its residents. Tellico Village has earned some bragging rights with us for this fantastic achievement. Tellico Village is known for being one of the friendly retirement communities in Eastern Tennessee, and their communication system does an excellent job in helping the residents stay informed about everything happening in the village. From Tell-Events to the communitys dedicated television Channel 3, residents are constantly informed about fun things to do at the village. Heres a brief sampling of what’s happening in the middle of July:


July 11 – Village Quilters Guild Meeting

July 14 – Craft Connection

July 15 – Model Boat Sailing


July 11 – Tellico Village Hiking Club hike Lilly Bluff Trails

July 14 – Muddy Boots hike Big Creek Trail

July 15 – Wellness Warriors


July 14 – Memoir Writing Class

July 14 – Just for Fun Photography

July 17 – Healthy House Chores Seminar

While everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July celebrations, Tellico Village volunteers are gearing up again for more monthly socials and July events. On July 8, 2014, Tellico Village will host their monthly meeting to mingle with new Villagers and discuss community topics from 5 – 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday July 16, 2014, Residents and members of the Tellico Village Homeowners Association will gather for the Lake House Dining Out event at the Sequoyah Resort in Vonore, Tennessee. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. owners of Tellico Lake homes can enjoy a night out on the water with their neighbors. For those who dont own a boat, it is common for the Tellico Village volunteers to share their own watercraft with their neighbors. That is why so many Baby Boomers decide this is where to retire in Tennessee old fashioned southern hospitality!

While some neighborhoods may think they are one of the friendly retirement communities, Tellico Village is proven to be so. Owners of Tellico Lake homes stay closely connected because of their exemplary communication system. Residents can tune into Channel 3 to learn about the Tellico Village Players, Property Owners Association, Golf Advisory Committee and more.

Channel 3 is the official Public Access Community Television station that serves Tellico Village. The Channel 3 staff is comprised of 15 Tellico Village volunteers who work hard to find the latest updates about the 200 organized community clubs, updates about the monthly events and activities, and also stays connected to the their rescue services since they are in close proximity. Channel 3 is located directly above the Fire Hall in Tellico Village, and the organization offers a 24-hour answering service to keep the communication open and available for residents.

Tellico Village is one of the friendly retirement communities in Tennessee, but they are also one of the largest places to own Tellico Lake homes. It is imperative that the residents know what is happening to insure safety, security and trust within the enormous village. From learning about the latest performance at the Tellico Community Players Playhouse or getting an update about the local weather, their channel 3 and communication updates are priceless benefits for anyone deciding where to retire in Tennessee.

While it is great to get all the updates about the community, it is even better to learn about the high quality amenities that are offered at Tellico Village. Located just 30 minutes away from Knoxville, this charming Eastern Tennessee lake community is the buzz of the area.

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Retirees enjoy a laid-back lifestyle close to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It is known as one of the finest golf communities in the area and also caters to people who live for lake activities like boating, fishing and swimming. For those who have a passion for the outdoors and cannot wait to dive into the social activities, Tellico Village is the ideal place to pursue everything. Check out the other Tellico Village amenities that are wowing Baby Boomers everywhere:


Three 18 Hole Championship Golf Courses

Lakefront Yacht Clubhouse with dining

Three Golf Clubhouses with dining

26,000 Square Foot Wellness Center

Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools

10 Tennis Courts

8 Pickleball Courts

Full Service Marina with Boat Slips

Community Parks

New Library

To learn more about available Tellico Lake homes and to schedule a Discovery Package visit, call Tellico Village direct at 888.287.0676.

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