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Samar is extremely passionate about helping children achieve their full potential. She takes time to get to know her patients and their families to tailor their therapy plan around them.

Education
Samar graduated from the University of Northampton in England with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Occupational Therapy. She earned her Master of Arts in occupational therapy and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC).

Career

Samar’s passion for working in pediatrics started when she completed a pediatric rotation at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Saudi Arabia. She dedicated her post professional education and career to learning and working with pediatrics. Samar has experience working children of all ages and in different settings such as early intervention, home health, clinic-based and school-based therapy. Samar is most happy when she’s working with children and their families and celebrating every small win along the way. In her free time, Samar likes to crochet, and craft, and spend time with her husband and two dogs: Walter and Mabel.  

Professional Achievements

  • Continuing education and training in sensory integration, feeding, neurodevelopment treatment (NDT) and pediatric visual developmental and treatment.

  • Over 10 years of experience of working as an occupational therapist.

Therapist Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Science with Honors in Occupational Therapy

  • Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate

  • Sensory Integration Certification including instructions in administering and interpreting the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)

  • Arizona Licensed Occupational Therapist