Member driven, SLP owned and operated.
SpeechTherapyPD.com is proud to serve speech-language pathologists and SLPAs worldwide by providing meaningful learning opportunities and continuing education experiences that inspire clinicians and enhance therapy on a holistic level.
Part I: Founding
As a practicing clinician, Darla Torkelsen, MS, CCC-SLP, saw a need for evidence-based, convenient, and cost-effective CEU opportunities. With a heart for service and a commitment to excellence, she founded Video Continuing Education, LLC in 2009. This new learning platform would:
1) Make PD practical and engaging
2) Make learning visual
3) Make strategies immediately applicable to inspire and impact therapists to better meet the needs of their students and clients.
Part II: Expansion
Continued growth and a life-long love of learning are integral philosophies of Video Continuing Education, LLC. In 2015, as the company began to expand, it became necessary to launch a speech specific division and SpeechTherapyPD.com was formed. Our members drive every aspect of development through feedback, participation, and presenter referrals and have created an unmatched support network for SLP professionals.
Part III: Our Vision
SpeechTherapyPD.com strives to be the leader in innovative professional development solutions for SLPs and SLPAs by:
Delivering cutting-edge strategies that can be applied in therapy immediately
Producing courses that vary in learning modality, content, and depth
Recruiting presenters who mirror best practices for therapy and teaching
Developing a supportive network of inspired practitioners
Understanding the value of member-driven collaboration
Marketing Director, Webmaster
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Chad graduated from Walla Walla University with a Bachelor's degree in Business. A natural adventurer and artist, Chad has traveled and lived on four continents so far. His passion for digital design excellence has transformed the user experience at SpeechTherapyPD.com, and also helps drive his passion for travel and adventure media creation. Chad resides in Portland, Oregon.
Darla founded SpeechTherapyPD.com in 2009 after spending years as a practicing clinician and serial entrepreneur. She has experience in school, clinical, and private settings, giving her a unique insight to the professional development needs and CEU requirements of SLPs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three grown sons. Darla resides near Dayton, Ohio.
Account Processing Director
Yoomi Kim has been a speech pathologist since 1996 and has worked with both pediatric and adult populations, primarily in the medical setting. She is also familiar with the academia world working as an assistant professor. She took some time off to raise her 3 awesome children who are now teens. She currently works as a consultant for Speechtherapypd.com handling all questions related to CEUs and the Graduate Level Course Program.
Professional Development Director
Heather Harrison has over 23 years of experience in the medical field; with her proudest career achievement of winning the Nightengale Award while she was a hospital pediatric nurse. She has 5 siblings, who are all very close and spent much of her childhood in the south, but since has lived in Pittsburgh, Southern California and now resides back in central PA with her children. She enjoys pilates, traveling, singing and spending time with her family and friends.