Daughter, Daughter-in-law, Wife, Mother, Sister, Sister-in-law, Family member, Friend, Small business owner, Educator, Occupational Therapist, Supervisor, Lifelong Learner, Avid Reader, Travel enthusiast and Lifestyle coach for mindful wellbeing
Sam has been practicing as a clinician for several years prior to transitioning to academia. Sam has extensive experience with Pediatric clients in a variety of settings ranging from Early Intervention, School based, outpatient and private clinic. Her passion lies in working with children and adolescents with varied medical diagnosis and physical disabilities including Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Neurological disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, and Emotional Disturbance. She is SIPT Certified and has attended workshops and Professional Development Courses on DIR, NDT, Visual Perception and Yoga for the Special Child.
Sam is an Avid reader and enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures. She enjoys spending time with family.
Sam has served as a Lead Occupational Therapist supervising Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants. Sam also has been a Fieldwork Supervisor for students in OTA, Master’s, and Doctoral Level Programs. Sam owns a private practice, Bala Therapy Services LLC. Bala Therapy Services, LLC provides OT services to private facilities and clinics, public/charter and private schools, and early intervention programs, and professional development workshops for the community and professionals.
Prior to transitioning to full time academia, Sam has also been an Adjunct Instructor at Thomas Jefferson University East Falls, Temple University and Widener University. Sam is also the Advisory Board Member for Salus University and Yeshiva University. Sam was an Advisory Board Member for Thomas Jefferson University East Falls for the OTA Program.
<p>Post Professional Doctorate, Temple University</p>
<p>MS in Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University-East Falls</p>
<p>PGD in Computer Languages</p>
<p>BSc in Chemistry, India</p>
<p>Pediatric and School-Based Interventions</p>
<p>Therapist satisfaction of services through Telehealth during COVID-19</p>
<p>Efficacy of intervention in school-based therapy with Push-in vs pull out model</p>
<p>Trauma Informed Care</p>
<p>Yoga and Mindfulness</p>