Originally from Louisiana, Samantha received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from McNeese State University. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Lamar University in Southeast Texas. Samantha moved to Houston in 2019 where she currently resides in the Historic Heights.
Samantha has vast experience working with children and adult patients in acute hospital care, rehabilitation hospitals and clinics, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, and home health care settings. She is proficient in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of disorders, including, but not limited to dysphagia, expressive and receptive aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, dysphonia, orofacial functional disorders, neurocognitive impairments, dementia, traumatic brain injury, language and phonological disorders, fluency, and articulation disorders. She has specialized experience working with oropharyngeal dysphagia, neurocognitive disorders, and head & neck cancer rehabilitation.
Samantha is certified in McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP), Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), Dementia Capable Care Specialist, Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA), and International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative advisor (IDDSI).
Samantha is a nationally certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas. She has consecutively earned the ASHA ACE award for demonstrating dedication to lifelong learning. She also enjoys mentoring, teaching, and providing supervision to clinical fellow students pursuing a degree in speech-language pathology.
In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, interior decorating, Peloton workouts, exploring
Houston, and playing at the park with her two golden retrievers, Nolan and Lydia.