From 0 to 100 Clients a Week with Dr. Givona Sandiford

From 0 to 100 Clients a Week with Dr. Givona Sandiford

Are you wondering what can happen in just a year in your private practice? Many SLPs and OTs that start private practices find that it grows a lot faster than they expected because the need for services is so high. 

In this episode of Private Practice Success Stories, I sat down with Dr. Givona Sandiford who I got to meet in the Start Your Private Practice Program, and she shares how she took the leap to start her private practice and grew it faster than she could have ever imagined. 

Dr. Givona Sandiford is a licensed/nationally certified speech-language pathologist, Certified Autism Specialist, Board Certified Telepractice Specialist, and SHRM Certified Professional with nearly two decades of experience successfully treating the pediatric and adult population with autism and other speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing, and feeding disorders in multiple settings including private practice, schools, hospitals, telepractice, outpatient clinics, home health, and skilled nursing facilities. She has also served as adjunct faculty for undergraduate and graduate students in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

Dr. Sandiford holds an advanced certificate in Assistive Technology and is widely known for her award-winning research on Melodic Based Communication Therapy (M.B.C.T.) for nonverbal autism and her educational apps to assist the nonverbal population with autism.  

Dr. Sandiford started Melospeech, Inc. during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to provide consumers with effective options for specialized online or in-person speech therapy.  She is a member of ASHA SIG 18, Telepractice


In Today’s Episode, We Discuss:


  • How Dr. Sandiford started her private practice
  • How she got her first clients
  • Her experience being contracted with the state
  • What payment sources she accepts and why
  • The services she offers in her practice
  • Why Dr. Sandiford decided to hire more help
  • Learning from mistakes


Dr. Sandiford has such incredible drive. She was able to build her successful private practice in a short period of time because she wasn’t afraid to do the work. Now, her business is thriving. 

For her, it all started in the Start Your Private Practice Program. To learn more about how we support SLPs and OTs across the private practice journey, please visit

Whether you want to start a private practice or grow your existing private practice, I can help you get the freedom, flexibility, fulfillment, and financial abundance that you deserve. Visit my website to learn more.


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