Private Practice Updates

When I started blogging, I did a series of posts on how I got started in private practice.  It seemed to hit a nerve. 

I had taken several years off to be home with my “babies” and when I was ready to return, decided that I wanted the flexibility that working for myself would allow.  So, I started to research what I needed to get started, but I couldn’t find any kind of checklist.  So I made a checklist.  And it turns out, SLPs like checklists.

The ASHALeader on-line currently has my revised and expanded posts and checklist along with other sites/references to help you get started.  ASHASphere has an accompanying post on challenges I’ve been facing.

Is 2012 your year to take the plunge?  Good luck!   Keep me posted on how it goes!

Please take a moment to read my article, “Articulation Games from a Drill Sergeant,” in the current edition of Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.  I think a high number of trials/session is critical to moving kids through therapy and am always on the lookout for fun ways to make this happen.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Erin Dyer

    I am so excited about your site – especially with respect to the comments regarding Private Practice! I have a small practice that is growing – if you build it, they will come!
    I am considering buying a Road Trek RV to put my clinic on wheels. My specialty is stuttering. I take a family-based approach and bringing the clinic to others may actually increase the # of potential clients.
    Also, I am starting to take some free classes offered by the Small Business Administration in my area.
    I look forward to reading more posts in the future! Erin

    1. admin

      Erin, Thank you so much! Taking some business classes is a great idea. I’m guessing if they are taken to further your practice that ASHA would allow them to count for ceus? Your RV idea is adorable–you’ll be a SLP (asleep) at the wheel 😉 Keep me posted with how it all goes. Kim

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