Kryn McClain, founder of CatapalloVR, to speak at International Learning Ideas Conference

Kryn McClain, CEO & founder of CatapalloVR, will be presenting at the upcoming Learning Ideas Conference, which is being held June 12-14 — in New York and virtually. This annual international conference focuses on innovations in learning and technology for the workplace and higher education.

McClain’s topic — Unlocking New Horizons: Virtual Reality as an Effective Learning Tool — will address how Virtual Reality (VR) has transcended its gaming origins to revolutionize education and learning, according to a press release. During her session, which will be presented virtually on June 12, McClain will outline virtual reality’s potential, effectiveness, and applications as a transformative tool for immersive learning experiences.

Berks County-based CatapalloVR was launched in 2023, and offers a platform that caters to the diverse needs of behavioral healthcare companies, educators, and individual healthcare providers, according to the company.

“With a subscription-based revenue model, our platform serves as an invaluable tool for augmenting treatment and education in the realm of neurodiverse individuals and mental health therapy,” McClain said in a statement. “Through a comprehensive range of immersive training modules, we facilitate skill development within a secure virtual environment.”

McClain’s passion for CatapalloVR stems from a belief in the power of cutting-edge technology to transform mental health care, according to the release.

By leveraging VR technology, CatapalloVR has the potential to revolutionize therapeutic approaches, offering immersive experiences that facilitate healing and growth. The company’s mission, according to the CatapalloVR website, is “to pair the power of virtual reality with learning essential living skills vital for emotional wellness and independence.”

In 2017, McClain and business partner Paulina Collonna joined forces to found Paragon Behavioral Health Services, which has offices in Wyomissing; Ephrata, Lancaster County; and Olean, NY. They told MediaNews Group in 2022, that the company had begun to develop virtual reality software designed to teach independent living and applicable skills to clients with autism in a safe setting. CatapalloVR was launched about one year later.

Source Reading Eagle