Samantha Valentine M.S., CF-SLP
Samantha is a Speech Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow, from Chicago.
Samantha discovered her love for working with children with special needs early on in high school when she volunteered for Western Dupage Special Recreation Association in the suburbs of Chicago. She learned about Speech Pathology from her sister, and once she researched it, she quickly knew this was the job for her.
Samantha completed her Bachelor of Health Science degree in Communication, Science and Disorders at Mizzou. She couldn’t get enough of Columbia, so she decided to complete her Master of Health Science degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Mizzou, as well.
Samantha has loved treating all populations of individuals in a variety of settings (private practice, acute care, rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient clinics), but has always had a soft spot for the Autism population. The naturalistic, family-centered approach used at Blue Stars Therapy is what drew her in!
Samantha moved to O’Fallon, Missouri after she graduated in May of 2020, but you won’t find her rooting for the Cardinals anytime soon. She loves her Chicago Cubs! In her free time, Samantha enjoys exercising and going out to eat with her family and friends.