- How she’s diversifying her skill set through continuing education, leading her to her declaration that she will be a “student forever”
- The jaw-dropping moment which would likely have stopped others in their tracks
- Her best source of referrals, including her path to building her social media presence
- Her important decision to never undersell competitors
- Why she actively seeks interaction with and learning experiences from professionals in other specialties
Guest: Polina Shkadron, CCC-SLP
Play is the foundation for learning. My approach uses the fundamentals of play to instill knowledge and problem-solving skills while addressing unique emotional attributes of each child. The philosophy of my practice is grounded in theory and research techniques, taking a holistic viewpoint and truly understanding the whole child.
Areas of expertise include autism spectrum disorders (ASD), language learning disabilities (LLD), and feeding challenges. When it comes to feeding, mealtime is truly a specialty, highlighting a child’s relationship with food and encouraging positive role models.
Host: Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP
Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS, CCC-SLP, is a private-practice consultant who has helped thousands of speech-language pathologists start and grow their own private practices through her company, The Independent Clinician. She has written articles for The ASHA Leader and Presented at ASHA Connect (2017).
You’ll find her online in theSLP Private Practice Beginners Facebook Group and in her premium programs, The Start Your Private Practice System and the Grow Your Private Practice Coaching Program.
Jena lives in Boston, MA and is a wife and mama to two young boys.
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