What is a private practice speech therapy wise?
A private practice simply means taking on private clients on your own. Private clients are people in your community. “On your own” refers to not having a manager or a traditional job or position. A private practice can consist of having just one private client. You can have a part-time private practice that you run after work hours and on weekends. Start small.
I think “private practice” is a buzzword that everyone is talking about at the moment. But it shouldn’t be scary or expensive to start up. Yes, there are courses and assistance you can seek out online, especially if you want the structure and accountability to help you get going. BUT you can take your first steps without making it into a big production.
Do you need an office for a private practice?
You do not need an office to get going with your own private practice. You can see clients in the following settings:
- In client’s home
- The library study rooms
- Community centers
- Your home
However, right now with everyone migrating back home to work, commercial vacancies are high. This is a good time to negotiate with a property owner for a space.
5 Tips for Speech Therapy Private Practice
Here’s what I discuss in the video above. Please watch it for more details and commentary.
- Tell everyone you are accepting private clients
- Choose where you want to work
- Select a name that is Google-friendly
- Community outreach
- Create a simple promotional postcard online
You can get your speech therapy private practice off the ground and in this video I tell you the first few steps you can take to get going. Watch the video NOW to hear my secrets 🤐