Presented by Tracie Lindblad, S-LP, M.Sc., M.Ed., Reg. CASLPO, BCBA
Lunch & Learns are available exclusively to SAC members and associates for free. Webcast is approximately one hour long.
Intended audience: S-LPs, audiologists and students
This session pertains to: Pre-school aged children (0-5), school-aged children (6-17) and adults (18-64)
Level: Introductory (Assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)
This webinar will focus on the steps and resources required to start a private practice in the profession of speech-language pathology. Specifically, it will present information regarding the three stages of business growth (in other words, the evolution of a business):
- Stage 1: Experimenting at private practice (i.e., a cottage industry business)
- Stage 2: Self-employed and here to stay
- Stage 3: My business is expanding
Within each stage of business growth, we will discuss the following necessary components of a successful private practice:
- Business management and marketing
- Financial processes
Participants will be able to:
- Identify which stage of business growth best describes their current practice situation.
- Identify the different business components within a private practice.
- Align their specific needs within each business component.
- Plan or forecast their business growth and development.
This Lunch & Learn is eligible for 1 SAC CEE (Category I).
Tracie Lindblad is a speech-language pathologist and BCBA with over 25 years of experience working with children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other neuro-developmental disabilities. She attended the University of British Columbia for her M.Sc. in speech-language pathology and later completed her M.Ed. at Brock University. Tracie is the Clinical Director of Monarch House, a private paediatric interdisciplinary treatment centre, and serves as the Clinical Supervisor for the government IBI centre-based and home-based programs in southern Ontario.
Tracie has presented numerous workshops in speech and language, education and ABA; served as a research investigator on several projects related to ASD, ABA and developmental disabilities; and has published peer-reviewed research. She currently serves as Co-Chair for the Speech Pathology and Applied Behaviour Analysis Special Interest Group, Co-Chair of the Autism Special Interest Group for the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA), sits on the Board of Directors for New Leaf: Living and Learning Together Inc. and recently began a two year term on the board of Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA).
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