Sammy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience from The University of Michigan. She received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions with a focus on positioning interventions to facilitate fine motor skills. Sammy has previous experience working at a pediatric sensory gym in New York City. She enjoys working with children of all ages to promote motivation, confidence, and engagement in functional activities. She is certified in the Handwriting Without Tears program, Therapeutic Listening and Astronaut Training. Outside of work, Sammy loves cooking, traveling, watching Michigan football and going on walks with her dog Fritz.
The Sensory Learning Center is held in the sensory gym pictured to the right, including a ladder, monkey bars, hook ups for various swings, and endless gross motor equipment. Sammy was the co-creator and occupational therapist leading a similar group in New York City for over 2 years. During that time, over 10 children participated in the program, learning essential fine and gross motor, sensory and social skills to effectively join and participate in a preschool program the following year.
Morning circle time
OT Time: craft, messy play, turn taking game