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New Beginnings for Scanlon Speech Therapy
After much contemplation, introspection, and retrospection, I have made the difficult decision to close my private practice.
Since its establishment in 2011, my boutique private practice has been a fulfilling and rewarding journey. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve my community and for the amazing clients who have entrusted me with their care over the past 12 years. The autonomy and flexibility that came with running my own practice were invaluable, especially as my husband and I started our family.
However, as time went on, I began to feel a sense of loneliness as a solo practitioner. I missed the camaraderie and collaboration of working within a team. Additionally, I found myself standing at a crossroads – whether to expand my practice and hire other speech-language pathologists or to embark on a new path. Drawing from my family’s background in education, I recognized the advantages of working within a school district. This realization led me to spend a year contemplating the idea and ultimately taking the leap.
I am thrilled to share that this decision has proven to be the right one for me. In February, I began working in an urban district, treating autistic children, many of whom have complex communication needs. My role primarily involves serving students from Kindergarten to Second grade. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and I feel privileged to be making a difference in these children’s lives.
While I am sad to close my private practice, I am excited for this new chapter and the opportunities it presents.
Here’s what this new chapter means for my dedicated readers and newsletter subscribers:
Enhanced Online Support: With this transition, I will have more time and resources to dedicate to our online community. I will be able to create and share even more valuable content, resources, and tips to support your journey in promoting language development and literacy in children. You can expect a broader range of topics and insights to cater to the needs of non-speaking children, autistic children, and the professionals working with them.
Deeper Engagement: As part of this transition, I will be focusing on building a vibrant and interactive online community. I am eager to engage in meaningful discussions with you, answer your questions, and provide guidance through various online platforms. Together, we can create a supportive network where we can learn from each other and make a positive impact on the lives of children and families.
Tailored Content: My focus will be on addressing the unique challenges faced by parents of non-speaking and autistic children, as well as speech-language pathologists working in early intervention and in school districts. I will provide practical strategies, research-based insights, and practical resources to empower you in your roles and help you make a difference in the lives of the children you serve.
I am truly excited about this new direction and the opportunities it brings. I believe that by shifting my focus to better serve our online community, we can make an even greater impact together.
Your support and engagement have been instrumental in this decision, and I am grateful to have you as part of our community.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, suggestions, or specific topics you would like me to address in my future content. Your input is invaluable, and I want to ensure that I am providing the information that resonates with your needs. Thank you for being a part of our online community, and I am looking forward to the journey ahead. Together, we can create positive change and empower children to reach their full potential.
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