Samantha Medland MS, CCC-SLP

Treating Since- 2017


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Rush University

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology



  • PECS
  • Social Thinking
  • Certified Autism Specialist


  • English
  • Spanish

Areas of Expertise

  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Autism
  • Executive Function
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Literacy
  • Phonological Disorders

How can I help your child succeed?

My name is Samantha Medland and this is my third year as a Speech-Language Pathologist. I currently work in the North suburbs of Chicago as a school-based SLP.

I received my Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Rush University in Chicago. I am bilingual and fluent in Spanish and English. I have extensive knowledge in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and have received formal training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

I recently received recognition as a Certified Autism Specialist. The program consisted of two+ years working in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders, extensive training and education in ASD, and passing the national board Autism Competency Exam. This certification has given me special insight into ways I can support my students with ASD as well as their families!

What are parents saying?

Sam was wonderful during the evaluation process. She was calm and engaged with my son extremely well. He immediately took to her and felt comfortable during the entire evaluation process. She was lovely and I really enjoyed working with her.

~Diana V.