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Since March 2020, many SLPs have been providing services in schools via telepractice. In fact, according to an October 2020 ASHA survey, 91.5% of SLPs surveyed reported that they provided telepractice services in schools-- compared to 5.1% prior to the COVID-19 pandemic (ASHA, 2020). If you are a telepractice SLP, maybe you are an employee or independent contractor for a company that serves schools nationwide. Or maybe you've decided to start your own telepractice business and want to scale your business by contracting with schools directly, allowing you to eliminate the middle man and maximize your own profits.
Some of the benefits of contracting directly with schools are:
- Growing your business
- Having a steady stream of referrals
- Controlling where (in what states) and when you work
- Working on your terms
If you want to learn how to obtain your own school contracts, then join us for
Telepractice U: School Contracting!
When: November 5th, 2022
What time: 9am-1pm PST/11am-3pm CST/12pm-4pm EST
In this half-day program, we will teach you how to obtain your OWN school contracts. You will learn from two seasoned telepractice SLPs with experience acquiring, writing and negotiating school contracts.
After you complete the training, you will be invited to join our Private Facebook Group exclusively for Telepractice U graduates! This allows us to foster an online community to support each other.
If you want more control of your time and income, then this training is for you. We know how freeing it is to be your own boss, and we want to help you experience that freedom.
In this training, you will learn from two SLPs who have over 20 years of experience in telepractice and more than 25 years in private practice combined. Not only that, but we are also among the few SLPs who have experience with start-ups, school contracts and have an insider’s perspective and knowledge about sales and marketing to schools.
This LIVE half-day program has a limited number of seats, so reserve your spot today!
Topics will include:
- How to market to public and private schools
- How to set your rates
- The contracting/RFP process
- How to sell to Special Education Directors
- Year-long marketing strategy
- Must-haves in your school contracts
About Your Instructors
Melissa Jakubowitz, eLiveNow
Melissa started her career in public schools, then opened a successful brick and mortar private practice that she owned for 20+ years before moving to telepractice. She then worked for a start-up telepractice company, where she was the 2nd hire and developed and ran the clinical department as well as developed the clinician training, policies and procedures as well as training for the marketing and sales staff. Melissa worked and managed well over 500 clinicians (SLPs, OTs, Mental/Behavioral Health Professionals). She left to start eLiveNow.
Melissa is an ASHA fellow and has been actively involved in both her state (CSHA) and national (ASHA) association by serving on numerous boards and committees. She served on the CSHA Board of Directors for 15 years culminating in a successful two year term as CSHA President. Melissa has also served on many ASHA Boards and Committees including serving as the Chair of the Convention Telepractice Committee and Co-Chair of the 2018 ASHA Convention.
Adrienne Wallace, Online Speech Services
Adrienne started her SLP career in public and charter schools before working as a telepractice SLP. She ultimately became a senior manager of over 80 telepractice SLPs. As a manager, she was responsible for hiring, training, organizing professional development programs, establishing best practices in issues related to telepractice, and ensuring compliance with licensing regulations. Adrienne left the company and started Online Speech Services.
Adrienne decided to go back to school to earn her MBA in Business Administration. In addition to providing direct services to clients in her telepractice business, Adrienne also offers consulting, webinars, and online courses to help others add telepractice to their service delivery offerings. She has trained over a thousand speech-language pathologists in appropriate telepractice service delivery. She has presented at the annual American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention and served on the ASHA Convention Telepractice Topic Committee.
Read what previous students had to say about our School Contracting training.
"I liked the one day format, the interactive PDF and real time feedback on introduction email. I liked the honest info about the challenges as we try to get school contracts."
"The training provided extremely insightful information at a value cost. So worth the money! Learning how to compete with larger companies while marketing to SPED directors was especially helpful."
"I loved the live sessions! It was so nice to be able to ask questions in real time rather than a back and forth email format. The training offered personal attention from the creators and that is definitely a valuable resource and experience!"
"I loved that I felt like I was getting pertinent information to guide me into school contracting. I appreciated both instructors' input on how they operate!"
"I liked the email formatting session and felt like following the steps laid out during that session definitely helped me upgrade my previous email format I was using."
Frequently Asked Questions
When does this training start and finish?
This live training includes one live online meeting on Saturday, November 5th at 9am PST/11am CST/12pm EST and will last approximately 4 hours.
How long will I have access to the training?
This training is live, but it will be recorded for those who are unable to attend the scheduled meeting. You will be able to access the recorded meeting for as long as you'd like.
How often will we have live meetings?
This live training includes one live half-day online meeting on Saturday, November 5th.
Are CEUs offered for this training?
We are not an ASHA-approved CEU provider at this time. However, you will be provided with a completion certificate for 4.0 professional development hours upon completion of the training.