PresenceLearning Wins Two Stevie® Awards in 2021 American Business Awards

Therapy Essentials honored as Gold and People’s Choice Stevie® Award winner for favorite solution serving students with special needs

PresenceLearning, the leading provider of therapy tools and live, online special education related services for preK-12 schools nationwide, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Solution for Special Needs Students category in the 19th Annual American Business Awards®. Additionally, it was named a winner of a People’s Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite New Products.

“It’s an honor to be recognized with these two Stevie Awards,” said PresenceLearning CEO Kate Eberle Walker. “This past year our PresenceLearning therapy platform, long a favorite tool for our own network providers, filled a much needed gap in therapy supports available for school-based providers. We have always been focused on offering a platform that providers love to use, and being named a favorite by our newest users is a particularly meaningful recognition. We are excited about the platform’s potential to support every special education provider in fulfilling the promise of special education and related services.”

Therapy Essentials: The Solution of Choice in Schools

Therapy Essentials is a complete therapy solution for special education teams. It includes PresenceLearning’s proprietary therapy platform, comprehensive training, and live support. Districts nationwide leverage the PresenceLearning platform to serve students wherever they are and how they like to learn. Districts also use this solution to increase staff productivity and retention by offering flexible, remote solutions for providing special education and behavioral mental health services. When providing services in person or virtually, clinicians can use the platform to increase student engagement, personalize the experience, and support a school continuity plan.

“PresenceLearning checked a lot of the boxes in terms of the needs of our special education learners, along with the goals and objectives of the Chatham County Schools special education department,” said Melvin Diggs, executive director of Exceptional Children (EC) and Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG). “I would advise schools to give PresenceLearning a strong consideration as a primary learning platform to support students with IEPs.”

More than 3,800 nominations—a record number—from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. The People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products are a feature of The American Business Awards in which the general public can vote for their favorite new products and services of the year. More than 92,000 votes were cast in People’s Choice categories this year.

Details about The American Business Awards, the list of People’s Choice Stevie® Award winners, and the complete list of Stevie winners in this year’s ABAs are available at

The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.

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