Meet the Therapist

Hi, I’m Julie! I am the founder and treating therapist at Seedlings Therapy. I am a licensed, board certified speech-language pathologist currently offering individual and small group therapy to children from infancy through adolescence and their families in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

IMG_1797Julie Sampson, MS, CCC-SLP

Education

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and went on to obtain my Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

License and Certification

I am licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Connecticut and hold a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Clinical Experience

Over the past seven years, I have worked as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings, ranging from a large, acute care pediatric medical center to private, home-based therapy. I have experience treating patients across the life span from medically-fragile infants in the NICU to adults working to regain independence following a neurologic injury.

I have specialized experience in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and am passionate about helping families tackle these daunting issues. I believe that families should experience mealtime together and that all children should have the ability to access and enjoy a healthy, diverse, and developmentally appropriate diet.  Concerned about your child’s eating and mealtime behavior?  Click here.

A little more about me…

I live in Easton, CT with my husband, young daughter, and sweet rescue dog, Cooper. I enjoy spending my free time playing outside with my family, practicing and teaching yoga, and cooking. As a busy mom myself, I understand the importance of providing intervention that is not only effective but allows for practical and realistic carryover to your child’s home environment. Therapy is most beneficial when it works for the family as a whole!

 

Testimonials

“Julie is a highly experienced and knowledgeable pediatric feeding therapist. When she first began working with our son, we had no idea how much impact the therapy would have on his progress and on his autism symptoms in general. Our son’s difficulties were relatively moderate compared to other students Julie has worked with – but she made a huge difference in a relatively short amount of time working with him. Julie’s sensitivity to our son’s sensory needs and her patient demeanor overall made her a favorite with Justin during their weekly sessions together. We are very grateful to Julie for her success with our son and her kind manner of explaining everything to us.” – mother of Justin, age 5  

“To all my local friends who have a picky eater or feel frustrated or defeated by mealtimes (I know how common this is!), I highly recommend Seedlings Therapy. Julie came over at Chase’s dinnertime tonight to do a feeding evaluation on him, and I honestly feel like she changed our lives in 45 min. Chase ate better & healthier than he has in weeks, and I have so many new tips and tools to use going forward. For the first time ever, I’m excited to give him breakfast in the morning. Thank you so much, Julie! Your work is invaluable.” – mother of Chase, age 20 months