- How Dr. Kearney’s career continues to include her role as a part-time school speech-language pathologist
- The first steps she took, and the obstacle that nearly made it impossible
- Her wide assortment of therapy tools that appeal to her clientele
- Meeting the needs of her clients by planning on a multidisciplinary approach
- Her adventures as the mom of an infant who is also balancing a growing private practice
- Her recommendations for undecided practitioners who are wondering whether to continue with private practice, including how to handle accepting insurance
- Her unique plans for the immediate future to maximize her clients’ therapy time this summer
Guest: Dr. Tinita Kearney
Discovering her passion early in life, Dr. Kearney began working with children with autism in high school. She pursued this passion in her college years, attaining a Bachelor of Science as well as a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Dr. Kearney soon found that she also had a passion for research and earned her Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology with a specialization in autism. She is a published author, a member of many professional organizations and honor societies, and currently serves on both local and state professional boards.
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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