Monica Sampson

Occupational Therapist, Registered and Licensed, CA

I received my Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 1989. Prior to that I received my Bachelor of Science in Neurological Psychology from the University of California, Davis. I love being a pediatric occupational therapist (OT) and have dedicated my career to working in pediatrics in a variety of settings, including private clinics, schools, CCS, and outpatient hospital care.

I first became interested in occupational therapy when I was in my undergraduate program exploring physical therapy in a variety of settings. When I was shadowing at a pediatric physical therapy setting, I discovered the field of occupational therapy and continued shadowing in OT for two more years. I went on to graduate school to receive my Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy and completed an additional rotation in pediatrics so I could pursue my career as a pediatric occupational therapist. I have worked as a pediatric OT for thirty-four years in a variety of settings from school-based to clinic-based. I love working as an OT in pediatrics because I have a passion for children and their families learning through play so they can become more self-regulated. This self-regulation creates a more peaceful and joyous home environment which assists children and their families in achieving their goals. I have enjoyed every moment of my career learning more about how to help kids (and their families) love life and live it fully!


Safe and Sound Protocol, Therapeutic Listening, S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, Handwriting Without Tears, STAR-Based Learning, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Sensory Integration Therapy, Combining NDT and SI, Self-Regulation, Visual Processing, Autism Training

Joined GHS

Years in practice

Alma Mater

San Jose State University


English, German, Partial Spanish

Additional Certifications

Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)

SIPT Certified – Sensory Integration and Praxis Test