We sat down with two clinical speech pathologists to hear all about the ins and outs of running your own speech pathology business! We covered the rocky road of starting your own business, the challenges faced as a clinician and business owner, and advice for young SLPs looking to work in specialty practices or open their own businesses.
We answered questions like:
- What challenges do you face as a clinician and business owner?
- Is there a definitive line or do the roles blur?
- What advice would you give to SLPs wanting to start their own business?
- What advice do you have for voice therapy?
- What therapy recommendations do you have for stroke patients?
Kristie Knickerbocker, MS, CCC-SL
Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Vocologist, Founder/Owner of A Tempo Voice Center
Kristie Knickerbocker, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and singing voice specialist in Fort Worth, Texas. She rehabilitates voice and swallowing at her private practice, a tempo Voice Center, and lectures on voice science nationally. She is part of the Professional Development Committee for ASHA Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Upper Airway Disorders, and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Pan-American Vocology Association. Knickerbocker blogs on her website at www.atempovoicecenter.com. She has developed a line of kid and adult-friendly therapy materials specifically for voice on TPT or her website. Follow her on Pinterest, on Twitter and Instagram or like her on Facebook.
Maura Silverman, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Founder/Owner of the Triangle Aphasia Project
Maura English Silverman, MS, CCC/SLP is the Founder and Executive Director of the Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited. Maura is passionate about helping individuals find their potential in communicative access and is committed to the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia. She is a Founding member of AphasiaAccess and the recipient of the inaugural Innovator Award. Maura has published and served within serves on Aphasia Hope's Professional Panel and is committed to the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia. She has 30 years of experience in the field.