Start A Therapy Practice Podcast

While this episode is geared toward the therapist who is considering opening a private practice, I know that therapists who already have a private practice will come away with many future action items for their utility belt too.  So listen in one and all.


What if you knew what to do before you started your private practice to ensure the success of that practice? What if you had super heroes waiting to help you out along the way?


Many therapists sort of wing it from the time they conceive of starting a private practice. Sure they may get the obvious tasks done like creating a Facebook page, visiting the doctors, taking out a loan, and renting a large space, but they may not get to some very important tasks which actually work to ensure the practice is going to be around for more than a year.


By the way, the obvious tasks I mentioned above often don't make a dimes worth of difference or in the case of taking out a loan and renting a large space may actually bankrupt you.


What if you knew what worked? Would you be compelled to do it? Before you answer yes you might want to listen to what I have to say. Don't blow off these suggestions or pick and choose which ones you want to follow. I am giving you a recipe for success. Change the ingredients and your success pie might come out looking like a pile of goo.


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Direct download: Action_Tasks.mp3
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The Dudes Abide

So who are the Dudes?


Russell Cross is a speech therapist from the UK and works with the Prentke Romich Company whom he has been with since 1995. He is the owner of a number of US patents and his research interests are in corpus linguistics, machine syntax and assistive technology.


Chip Clarke is a speech therapist who has been in the assistive technology arena since 1989. Chip started a private practice called Asistive Technology Works, Inc which has now evolved into an AAC equipment distributor. Chip also consults with Prentke Romich.


The Speech Dudes website introduces them as Dude 1 and Dude 2 with a tag line that reads "The Edgy Side of Speech Pathology; sharp, profane, but never dull."


Reminiscent of Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss, these two guys like to have fun.  I had a great time talking to them.


Their blog,, has been featured in the ASHA Leader magazine. The dudes describe the blog as a stream of consciousness.


 Here is some of what we cover:

  • How to fund AAC devices

  • Who needs to be in on an AAC eval? OT and Speech, Speech only?

  • Are the report requirements different for private practices versus a hospital or other facility

  • Eye gaze technology and AAC communication - What's coming

  • Difference between communication Apps and something more professional like Prenke Romich

  • Dude Notes - Recommendations by the Speech Dudes

Direct download: 036_Speech_Dudes.mp3
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