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    Alternative Career Pathways for Speech-Language Pathology

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

Course Description

There are two ways to participate in this live stream event (BOTH count as LIVE Continuing Education!):
  1. in the LIVE STUDIO audience in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. via LIVE STREAM around the world - Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer and interact with the instructor.

Course begins:
8:00 AM Central (9:00 AM Eastern; 7:00 AM Mountain; 6:00 AM Pacific)

Working as a speech language pathologist can be challenging. With mounting paperwork, high caseloads, administrative red tape SLPs may find themselves asking, 'what else can I do with my degree?'. This introductory course will compliment strengths typical of SLP and help SLPs explore this question further by identifying transferable skills, their strengths and alternative career pathways. This course will also provide guidance on how to complete the job search, resume and interview process to develop services and products in order to generate multi-stream income.

Course Level:
Assessment Methods: Q&A, Self-Assessment on Evaluation
For events that are Live Streamed, the streaming participants will verify attendance through codes given throughout course and complete a multiple choice quiz (80% passing score) and evaluation at the end.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify transferable skills, strengths, and interests
  • Identify certifications within the SLP practice to specialize into a new career path
  • Identify non-therapy career opportunities in the allied health fields
  • Identify career paths in non-healthcare fields
  • Outline an action plan for their proposed alternate career paths
  • Describe ways to market their skills, products and/or services
  • Conduct job searches, build resumes and sharpen interviewing skills

Dr. Katandria Johnson


Dr. K.L. Johnson, DrPH, MS, MA, CCC-SLP, CPH, CAS, CPCRT is a multi-lingual, nationally certified speech-language pathologist, linguist, certified autism specialist, certified public health researcher and certified in the practice of cognitive rehabilitation. She is founder and director of the non-profit, Dr. Love’s Healthcare and Dr. Love’s Integrative Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine, PLLC.

She is CEO and director of K&K Services, whose professional work has been recognized by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, American Public Health Association and featured in BusinessWeek Magazine. For more information, please contact at https://www.drkatjohnson.com/.

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Johnson receives an honorarium for her live course presentations and royalties for the sale of her online courses through CIAO Seminars. Dr. Johnson is the founder and director of the non-profit, Dr. Love’s Healthcare and Dr. Love’s Integrative Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine, PLLC. She is also CEO and director of K&K Services, a multilingual healthcare service.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Dr. Johnson is a member and board trustee of People to People International (PTPI).

Day 1

08:00 - 08:30
Welcome, course objectives and personal accounts
08:30 - 09:00
How did I get here?
09:00 - 09:30
Transferable skills
09:30 - 09:45
Your Strengths, Interests, & Personality Test
09:45 - 10:00
Alternate Career Paths
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:15
Putting your plan in action
11:15 - 12:15
Job search, resume building, and interview skills
12:15 - 12:45
12:45 - 01:15
Marketing your skills, product and/or service
01:15 - 02:15
Analyzing your marketing strategy
02:15 - 02:30
02:30 - 03:30
Final Thoughts, Q & A

Delivery VIA:

  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 6.5 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.65 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required

This course is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Related Area)


"Love it!!!I have already registered for specific certification courses to improve my marketability in parallel fields and am going to update my resume. This course was very helpful and encouraging! Thank you!!! So needed! The only suggestion would be less writing on the flipboard! It was hard to see what was being written at times."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2021

"A good presentation. It was filled with a lot of helpful information which helped to bring awareness of the many skills I have and am not aware of/take for granted. This course was very unique as it didn't focus on the clinical/therapeutic aspects of Speech Language Pathology. By attending this course, I was able to step back and look at what I do as a medical SLP from a different viewpoint, in moving forward."

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2021

"I gained insight into how to develop a business plan as well as related information, such as having a non-disclosure agreement. I appreciated getting the information about coaching programs. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2021

"Excellent information! I am so glad I was a part of this seminar! Thank you, Dr Johnson and CIAO!"

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2021

"This course was educational however, I think it was incorrectly named. I believed I was getting information related to fully transitioning out of speech pathology and into unrelated career fields. I feel the information provided was how to use current speech path skills to progress as a speech pathologist or move into a related segment of speech pathology. There is nothing wrong with that, the course title was just mildly misleading. I still learned a great deal of information I hope to apply. "

- Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2021