Our September 2021 School Contracting training has ended.

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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 maybe you've decided to start your own telepractice business and want to scale your business by contracting with schools directly, allowing you to eliminate the middle man and maximize your own profits.

Some of the benefits of contracting directly with schools are:

  • Growing your business
  • Having a steady stream of referrals
  • Controlling where (in what states) and when you work
  • Working on your terms

If you want to learn how to obtain your own school contracts, then join us for

Telepractice U: School Contracting!

When: September 14th - September 28, 2021

Where: Online

What time: Tuesdays at 4pm PST/6pm CST/7pm EST

(1 to 1.5 hours weekly)

Investment: $299

In this three-week program, we will teach you how to obtain your OWN school contracts. You will learn from two seasoned telepractice SLPs with experience acquiring, writing and negotiating school contracts.

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.


In this 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. Not only that, but we are also among the few SLPs who have experience with start-ups, school contracts and have an insider’s perspective and knowledge about sales and marketing to schools.

This LIVE three-week program has a limited number of seats, so reserve your spot today!


Topics will include:

  • How to market to public and private schools
  • The contracting/RFP process
  • How to sell to Special Education Directors
  • Year-long marketing strategy
  • Must-haves in your school contracts

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 starts on September 14, 2021 and ends on September 28, 2021. This training includes three live online meetings.

How long will I have access to the training?

This training is live, but it will be recorded for those who are unable to attend the scheduled meetings. You will be able to access the recorded meetings for as long as you'd like.

How often will we have live meetings?

We will have three-weekly live meetings. The meetings are Tuesdays at 4pm PST/6pm CST/7pm EST from September 14 - September 28, 2021. Each meeting will be approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.

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 3.0 professional development hours upon completion of the training.


This course is closed for enrollment.