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 perhaps you've decided to start your own telepractice business and want to scale your business by contracting with schools or getting credentialed with insurance companies.

Whether you want to have a part-time or full-time private practice is totally up to you! This training will give you the tools you need so you don't have to spend hours of your time searching for information, only to still wonder if you are doing everything right.

If you are looking to start or grow your telepractice business, we will show you how to get school contracts and credentialed with insurance companies, among other ideas for successfully marketing your telepractice business.

This one-week training will allow you to work on different parts of your practice each day. Just think about it-- in less than a week, you could have your ideal telepractice business!

After completing this program, you will be invited to join our community and receive continued support in our exclusive
Telepractice U Graduates Private Facebook Group.

start a telepractice business

If you want to START your telepractice business, then sign up for

Telepractice U: The Business of Telepractice!

When: On-demand

Where: Online

How long: 4.5 hours

(1.5 hours for each module)

Investment: $349

In this one-week 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.

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.

This on-demand telepractice business training allows you to work on a different part of your practice each day across one week.


Topics will include:

  • Writing a business plan
  • Setting rates
  • Marketing strategies
  • School contracting
  • Insurance credentialing
  • Legal and regulatory considerations
  • Offering additional services
  • And more...

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does this training start and finish?
This training is on-demand, so you can start whenever you'd like. There are three modules, with a new module being released every 2 days. You can complete this training within 1 week, but ultimately you decide how long you want to take to move through the modules.

How long will I have access to the training?
You will be able to access the recorded meetings for as long as you'd like.

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 4.5 professional development hours upon completion of the training.