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Samantha Whiteside, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Samantha Whiteside, M.S. CCC-SLP is part of the ACCESS Early Childhood team as speech-langauge pathologist for toddler-aged clients. Samantha re-joined the ACCESS therapy team in the fall of 2021. Samantha completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2011 and her Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Arkansas in 2013. The majority of her experience has been working extensively with toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children.

Samantha has received various specialized trainings since she became a speech-language pathologist. For example, she has completed trainings in both Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Langauge Acquisitions through Motor Planning (LAMP). Samantha is a certified member of the American Speech-Langauge and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Arkansas.

Samantha works closely with individuals and their families to facilitate effective communication skill development and implementation. One of her favorite things about working for ACCESS is watching the clients that she serves overcome everyday challenges and being a part of enhancing another's communication skills. She believes that functional and effective communication is a gift and believes that all deserve a voice!

Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband, her daughter, and her dog, Cotton. She also enjoys working out, reading, and calling the Hogs!