Sami Townsend MA, CCC-SLP
Sami Townsend MA, CCC-SLP


University of Iowa
B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders
Miami University
M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, Certificate in Disability Studies
  • Reading, Going on walks with my husband and our new puppy, Watching movies
  • Social Thinking
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Autism,Executive Function,Developmental Disorders,Early Intervention,Language Disorders,Learning Disabilities,Literacy

Hi there! My name is Sami and I am a longtime resident of the Chicago suburbs. I have been working as a school-based speech-language pathologist in the schools for the last two years with a focus on Early Childhood, Language Delays/Disorders, Autism, and AAC. I have experience working with children from toddlers to 18 years with a ride range of developmental, communication, and learning differences. In addition, I love working as an academic-based tutor for elementary and middle school students in my community. Partnering with families and empowering them to feel confident in their ability to help their child learn, grow, and communicate is one of my greatest passions. I am so looking forward to working with you and your family!

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.

Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.


Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!