Dawn Moore’s Private Practice Success Story

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Everything is figureoutable. 

Do you believe that? I do!

My guest, Dr. Dawn Moore, does too, so she is joining me to share her private practice success story. We talk about how she got started, how she grew, and the challenges that she has faced along the way.

Dr. Dawn Moore ClinScD., CCC-SLP, COM® is the founder of Expressions Speech, Language, & Myofunctional Center in Burlington, North Carolina. She is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Additionally, she is a Certified Orofacial Myologist® through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). Dr. Moore has over 23 years of experience in Speech-Language Pathology, earning her clinical doctorate in 2018. 

For 15 years, she practiced in the schools of North Carolina as both a clinician and Lead SLP with recognition as a Teacher of Excellence and expanded into pediatric private practice in 2010, serving children of all ages. Her main interests include orofacial myology and speech sound disorders (articulation, phonological delay, and apraxia). She uses her own program, Let’s Hear It For /R/! which was the subject of her doctoral capstone, to correct the difficult /r/ sound. For phonology, she uses and teaches others how to use Barbara Hodson’s Cycles for Phonology due to the success she continues to have with the program. 

Dr. Moore became a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®) after struggling to find help for her own daughter with a severe tongue thrust. Through this training and practice, she is presenting across the country educating SLPs, orthodontists, ENTs, and dentists about the impact myofunctional disorders have on speech, feeding, chewing, breathing, and dentition.


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • Transitioning from the schools into private practice
  • The learning curve that comes with billing
  • Finding the right people and the right clients for your private practice
  • How to get your name out there and get referrals
  • Making your private practice work with the help of SLPAs
  • Learning from others and applying those lessons to your own practice

There are times when Dawn mentions challenges associated with private practice throughout this episode, but keep in mind that everything is figureoutable. When you hit a roadblock (which you will) it’s worth trying to figure out a way around it.

If it was easy all the time, everyone would do it! What separates those who are successful from those who are not is persisting versus giving up when things get difficult.

One of the best ways to be successful in private practice is to make sure that you have a network of people who can support you. My programs offer a community of like-minded private practitioners who help you navigate the bumps and celebrate the wins.

To learn more about how I support private practitioners at all levels of private practice, visit www.independentclinician.com to see how I can support you too!


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