The New Way to Start a Speech Therapy Private Practice

· January 26, 2023

Course Number: ABIO2304

When: Recorded playback is available between available March 22, 2023 – June 18, 2023.

Where: Available under “Course Content” at the bottom of this page.

Description: In this session, we discuss how Speech-Language Pathologists can start their own private practice, the steps an SLP can make to start debt free and start seeing private clients.

Who This Course Is Good For:

  • Any ASHA member, CCC holder, or other professional that is licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to earn ASHA CEUs.
  • A professional who is looking to start a private practice.

Who This Course Isn’t Good For:

  • Any professional that does not currently work with in the field providing treatment or plans to in the near future.
  • Professionals that solely are looking to work for another company or in a medical or school setting.


Venita Litvack, M.A, CCC-SLP

Venita is an Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant in south Florida. She has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA and co-presented several ASHA CEU accredited courses. Venita co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.

Jena Castro- Casbon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP is a private practice consultant and author of The Path to Private Practice. In 2008, she founded the Independent Clinician, an online education company that specializes in helping SLPs and OTs build successful private practices. Jena is on a mission to help at least a thousand SLPs and OTs start private practices each year because more practices means more services for children and adults who need them. She is the creator of the Start and Grow Your Private Practice Programs, which offer step-by-step information and and ongoing support. Jena lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with her wife, Sarah, and their two sons, Hayes and Holden. To learn more about Jena, please visit

Disclosure Statements

Venita Litvack has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: ownership interest in Speechie Side Up, LLC and Tassel Learning, LLC; royalties from the Lou Knows What to Do book series.

Venita Litvack has the following relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose: member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12.

Jena Castro-casbon has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP is the CEO of The Independent Clinician, Author of The Path to Private Practice and Creator of the The Start and Grow Your Private Practice Programs.

Jena Castro-casbon has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

In-Kind Support Disclosure: Tassel would like to thank the following companies for offering products, services, and/or discounts to giveaway to attendees at no charge: Social Moguls, The Independent Clinician, Simple Practice, Therapy Marketing Kit, Wynter Wellness Group, SLP Toolkit, and Create Yourself Co.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this activity, participants will:
  • Identify 2 new ways to start a private practice
  • Identify 3 steps to see private clients
  • Describe why SLPs are choosing private practice


5 minIntroductions and Backgrounds
5 minWhy SLPs are Choosing Private Practice in 2023
25 minDiscussion of 2 new ways to start a private practice
15 minDiscussion about 3 steps you can take to start seeing private clients
10 minClosing, Discussion, and Questions
10 minFor the live event: a Q&A discussion panel will take place

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 2 Requirements
  • Course Certificate