27 minutes | Feb 1, 2021

Helping Underserved Communities Locally and Abroad: Sandy's Story

Do you dream bigger for your SLP business? This episode is full of inspiration and motivation for you to follow the dreams you have for your business.

Today on the podcast, Sandy Dorsey is joining me to talk about her dream which is to serve underserved communities as an SLP, and how she is doing that.

Sandy Dorsey is a global speech-language pathologist, advocate for special needs and diversity champion. ​For over 25 years, she has provided diagnostic and therapeutic speech therapy services to wide-ranging populations in underserved communities. Sandy works to equip the hardest-to-reach children through her practice,  All About Speech, located in New York City.


In July 2017, Sandy’s commitment to supporting the most vulnerable children prompted her to start Smiles for Speech, a non-profit organization, offering sustainable access to speech and therapy resources to children around the world. Sandy also serves as an adjunct professor at an HBCU (historically black college/university) training marginalized, future generations of visionaries and leaders. 

Sandy’s vision is for children all over the world not to be bound by color, socioeconomic status or location and receive access to speech therapy resources in order to reach their full potential.  

In Today's Episode, We Discuss:

  • How Sandy started her private practice
  • What it took to turn her non-profit dream into a reality
  • Why it’s okay to start before you’re ready
  • What obstacles you might face and what to do about them
  • The need for SLPs in underserved communities 
  • Different ways SLPs can create impact

I hope you are inspired after listening to this episode and take this final piece of advice from Sandy: “Start wherever you are, do not limit yourself or ever worry about being perfect.”

Go out and follow your SLP Private Practice dreams!

If you want help starting your speech therapy private practice, head on over to www.startyourprivatepractice.com/waitlist . You will be notified as soon as we open the doors again! I cannot wait to help you.

Resources Mentioned: 

Sandy's Private Practice Website: https://www.allaboutspeechnyc.com/

Smiles for Speech: https://www.smilesforspeech.org/ 

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