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Leaving Corporate America To Become an SLP and Entrepreneur (Private Practice Possibilities)


This SLP shares what it was like transitioning from working in corporate America to practicing speech pathology in schools and finally opening her own private practice. She details the benefits of coming to the field later in her career, shares her favorite resources, and highlights the importance of finding and following your passion, whatever that may be.

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Tell us about who you are, your background, and why you decided to go into the field of speech pathology.
  2. Tell us about your private practice.
  3. Why did you decide to transition from a school setting to private practice? What was that like?
  4. What were some of the biggest challenges you had to overcome?
  5. If you could do things over again, is there anything you would approach differently?
  6. What are some of the resources you’d recommend to speech-language pathologists working during COVID-19?
  7. What’s the best advice you’ve received building your career, or advice that has helped give you perspective?
  8. What words of wisdom do you have for the SLPs who are starting out or transitioning in their careers?

Quote Of The Conversation

“Be open to the journey and open to the idea that there’s so much that we can offer and so much we can do. You can really think outside the box and get creative with how to offer your services, and make it feel really authentic for you, who you are and what you want. And that can change as you grow and as you learn more things.”

– Kate Jurevicius, M.A. CCC-SLP

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist, Communicate With Kate

Kate Jurevicius, M.A. CCC-SLP

Kate is a pediatric speech-language pathologist in private practice, working with children of all ages with a wide variety of communication challenges. Her passion lies in helping children realize their true potential with their communication while also supporting, educating, and teaming with family/caregivers on this growth journey. 

Kate’s areas of specialty vary but include speech sound/phonological disorders, language disorders, early language development (think 0-3 late talkers!) and social language for high functioning autism or other diagnoses that impact social communication. Kate has certifications/training in the Hanen methodology (, Social Thinking methodology, Oral Placement Therapy (Talktools) and Lively Letters (for early literacy). 

On a personal note, Kate lives in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband and 2 teenage boys who keep her on my toes. She loves to travel, see live music and be outside as much as possible!

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Guest Speaker Information

Kate Jurevicius, M.A. CCC-SLP 
Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist, Communicate With Kate

Phone –    +1 (734) 531-8551



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