presented by Denise Dougherty
Financial Disclosures •Honorarium - MedBridge •Honorarium ASHA –Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists •Private Practice Owner
Non-Financial Disclosures •Past President AAPPSPA –American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology •Quality Insights of Pennsylvania
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP
Denise Dougherty owns a private practice in Indiana, PA. Ms. Dougherty was an adjunct faculty member at York College of Pennsylvania and Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. 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 for her achievements and…Read full bio
1. Is Private Practice Right for Me?
Before you make the leap into opening a business, you need to look at yourself – your strengths, weaknesses and be honest! Private practice requires time, energy, and money. Can you commit to the process of moving forward?
2. I’m Determined – Now What?
Once you have determined this is for you, one must look at finances. Developing a business takes financial resources and capital. Where will you find the money necessary to get your business off the ground?
3. Whom Do I Need to Talk to?
It is critical to make the most of your professional consultations. We don’t know what we don’t know. What business professionals should you seek out and why? Consults may cost you money now but it can save you money later!