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Intro to Private Practice

Learn the basics of private practice!

As of 6/10/19, this course is no longer open for enrollment. You can access the information bundled into my new course, Private Practice Foundations, available through Northern Speech Services here.


You CAN create a private SLP practice!

  • Do you want to start a private practice but aren't sure where to begin?
  • Have you looked into starting a practice but gave up after drowning in the information overload?
  • Do you want to see a few private clients on the side while making sure your legal bases are covered?

This course is for you! This introductory course will help you answer the question "Am I truly ready to start a private SLP practice?" and give you 6 actionable steps and a checklist to follow.

Please Note: the tax and legal information in this course is based off of American regulations. If you are outside of the United States, you will still find benefit, but be aware that the tax and legal information presented includes American abbreviations and laws. Thank you!

Course Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Jill Shook, MS, CCC-SLP
Jill Shook, MS, CCC-SLP

Hi! I'm Jill Shook, an ASHA-certified SLP and owner of Jill Shook Therapy LLC. I also create resources for school- based and private practice SLPs on TeachersPayTeachers.

I opened my practice while also working a full-time school job and part time in Early Intervention, so I know how busy things can get! In the beginning, I spent hours and hours researching everything from the best website host and HIPAA-compliant email provider, to the best printer and paper cutter for my home office!


What makes me qualified to teach this course?

I'm glad you asked! Over the past few years, I have helped some of my SLP friends start their own practices, and I noticed trends in their questions- and that everyone was overwhelmed! There's so much information out there, and trying to keep it all straight can be impossible! I've done the research into every area of starting and maintaining a private practice, and I successfully run my practice while staying home with my young daughter and creating resources for TeachersPayTeachers. I personally handle all aspects of my business, from website design to paperwork to taxes, so I know from experience what works and what doesn't!

I created this course to help other SLPs take the leap into private practice without wasting valuable time reinventing the wheel!


What can you expect from this course?
My goal for this course is to give you the tools and confidence that you need to take the leap into private practice! Whether you want to start seeing a few private clients on the side, or create a full-time practice, I am here to cut through the information overload and help you quickly and legally realize your dreams!


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is not open for enrollment.