Samantha B, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2023

Credentials and Certifications

  • Licensed and Credentialed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of Illinois
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), ASHA Certified
  • Professional Educator License (PEL), State of Illinois
  • Early Intervention Specialist in Speech-Language Pathology, State of Illinois

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
  • Social/Pragmatic Language
  • Early Language Development

My Story

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work in a human service field but wasn’t sure what avenue to take when I was preparing for college. I ended up falling into the field of Speech-Language Pathology through an experience with a family member and decided to explore it seriously. Through courses, observations, and clinical opportunities, I was fascinated by the amount of skills and opportunities that this field offers. Fast forward almost 10 years later and I am so grateful to be an SLP in the Chicago area. I love the constant opportunity for professional and personal growth that being a Speech-Language Pathologist provides.

My Advocacy

My Education

Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences,
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

My Blue Bird Day

I am looking forward to learning and growing as a clinician with a multidisciplinary approach to help my clients reach their full potential.

Professional Goals

  1. To expand my clinical knowledge and participate in more formal trainings to aide my clients at BBD.
  2. To advocate and provide counseling for my clients and their families regarding communication development.

Blue Bird Day

Blue Bird Day fosters socialization, sensory regulation, and pre-academic learning in children ages 2–7 years in therapeutic rotations that simulate  preschool and kindergarten settings. Our compassionate therapists practice a relationship-based and family-centered approach, provide parent training, and collaborate on goals and individualized intensive treatment plans for your child.

We believe in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team approach to therapy.  A team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and therapeutic assistants are created for each child to ensure child and family are fully supported and the best possible results are achieved.  

Options for individualized, group and virtual therapy sessions are available as well. 

Want to learn more or you have a specific question? Feel free to connect with us here!