1. SLP Private Practice Beginners
If you're in the process of starting a speech therapy private practice and need information and support - consider joining the SLP Private Practice Beginners Facebook Group.
At the time of this writing, the group has nearly 5,000 members who are sharing their journey to private practice together.
To join, click here.
2. The American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology
From the AAPPSPA website: "The American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA) is dedicated to the provision of information, education and support among its members regarding the business tools necessary for professional speech-language pathologists and audiologists to establish, maintain, and expand clinical, educational and corporate services in the context of the private practice and to the improvement of the quality of services provided to the public."
In my opinion, the best part of being an AAPPSPA member is the ability to participate in the email list-serve and free legal services. The annual fee of $150 is tax deductible as a business expense.
To learn more about the AAPPSPA, click here.
3. The Therapists' Corner
Pamela Jackson Rowe, MS CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist and private practitioner who has five clinics in the Orlando area. She readily shares her wealth of information and support for both new and established private practitioners alike.
Pamela recently started a Facebook Group called The Therapists' Corner, "where therapists go to collaborate."
To join, click here.
4. SLPs in Private Practice*
For those with established private practices, the SLPs in Private Practice Facebook Group is a wonderful place to connect with fellow private practitioners on issues related to employees, billing, office space issues and more.
To request admission to the group, click here.
*Must be an established private practitioner to join
5. The Private Speech Therapy Network
Want to connect with fellow private practitioners in your local area or even around the globe? The Private Speech Therapy Network has close to 10,000 members from around the world.
Groups on LinkedIn are underrated and in my opinion, are the best part of LinkedIn. Feel free to start a discussion, comment or answer a question to support your fellow members.
Click here to join.
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Jena H. Casbon, MS CCC-SLP is a private practice consultant who helps SLPs, OTs and PTs start their own private practices. She is the author of two books: The Guide to Private Patients and The Guide to Creating a Web Presence For Your Private Practice and an online course, Grow Your Private Practice.