Sam was born and raised in Northern Arizona. Sam attended Arizona State University for her BS is Aeronauitical Management Technology with a concentration in Aviation Management. After two years of working in the aviation industry, Sam had a chage of heart and went back to receive her MS in Occupational Therapy from Touro University Nevada in 2015. Sam has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention (home based services), charter and public schools, outpatient clinics for adults and children, and skilled nursing facilities.
Since moving to San Diego, Sam has worked in charter schools, private pediatric clinics and has provided Early Intervention services in the homes. She has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses such as ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, developmental and motor delays, Sensory Processing Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, learning disabilities, and Cerebral Palsy.
Throughout her pediatric career, Sam has taken courses in visual rehabilitation, behavioral training, and sensory diet implementation. She has had training in Craniosacral Therapy, SOS Approach to Feeding, Therapeutic Listening, and The Handwriting Without Tears Program. Sam thoroughly enjoys adding a functional purpose to play and watching children grow in their independence. She loves working in the clinic setting in that it provides the opportunity to develop long term, meaningful relationships with her clients and their families. Sam believes possibilities for children are endless when fun is involved!