Private Practice is an option for speech pathologists and audiologists, but it is not for everyone! This course identifies questions you must ask yourself and identifies potential pitfalls to consider before you make that decision.
Course created on August 30, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to identify financial pitfalls and most common start up mistakes related to private practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify skills needed to be successful in private practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to list resources available for review in preparation for private practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify and address questions that identify readiness to transition to private practice.
|5-30 Minutes||Questions Why, What and How?|
|30-50 Minutes||Navigate the Maze|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
Ms. Dougherty owns a private practice in Indiana, PA. She has worked with clients from the Northeast US and overseas. She is a past President of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), received the Academy’s 2007 Honor Award and AAPPSPA Award of Excellence in 2014. Denise is a co-editor of a new book, Private Practice Essentials: a Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists published by ASHA Press. She served on the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee and is a member of the Technical Experts Panel for Quality of Insights of Pennsylvania, working on initiating quality measures for CMS to improve effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. Denise works as a legal consultant/expert witness in litigation involving negligence, malpractice and wrongful death. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania; and a master’s degree in communication disorders from St. Louis University. Ms. Dougherty is a member of the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association, and the American Speech and Hearing Association.
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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related Area)
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