We are a community-based Pediatric Occupational Therapy practice. This means we treat children in their natural environments-homes, schools, and local parks. We want to go where your child is playing, living, and facing challenges. We view ourselves as a partner to your family with the shared mission of helping your child reach their highest potential. We emphasize upfront communication and ongoing follow-up.
In addition to our pediatric practice, our expertise allows us to provide training and mentorship to occupational therapists new to school setting. We also provide consultation services to schools and organizations to develop comprehensive plans with follow-up to support social and educational engagement for children with more complex needs.
Meeting in-person isn’t an option? No problem. We are able to provide services and consultations to children, teachers, and other occupational therapists outside of San Francisco using our telehealth program.
Our ultimate goal and mission are to provide high impact services that
equip and empower children, parents, teachers, and OTs.
Hello! I am Ushma Sampat, your occupational therapist and your partner in progress!
I founded World of OT in 2017 because I wanted pediatric occupational therapy to be available outside of schools and clinics with more focus on providing holistic services where the parent is involved as the expert of their child. I love helping children of all ages to live life to the fullest by becoming more independent in their self-care and daily activities. I am strongly committed to the learning, development, and recovery of children of all ages.
Training and Experience
I have worked with children ranging from preschool to high school and have extensive experience with children with sensory processing disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, emotional disturbance, learning disability, ADHD, Down’s syndrome, and neurological impairment among others.
Hello! I’m Ana, a pediatric occupational therapist, champion for children and meaningful play. I jumped at the opportunity to join World of OT in 2020.
I feel so lucky to have a career which allows me to be a part of a child’s growth and progress while collaborating with amazing families. My priority is understanding the unique goals, strengths, and challenges of each child so that together we can build a program tailored to their unique needs.
I am so passionate about supporting the development of childhood skills so that kids can thrive and participate in everyday life. My goals and interventions focus on building skills for play, education, social interaction, and daily self-care.
Training and Experience
I have over 4 years of experience working with children, across many different settings. This included spending a year working for a pediatric private practice in San Francisco with children from the ages of 6 months-12 years old. I appreciated the benefits of being able to treat children in a variety of locations including the clinic, homes, schools, and throughout the community.
I draw from many different approaches to make sure I address all areas that might be impacting your child’s ability to participate in daily activities. Some of my favorite techniques draw on sensory integration and mind-body strategies such as yoga, mindfulness and diaphragmatic breathing.
Pediatric occupational therapy (OT) helps children and families thrive by addressing your child’s physical, social, psychological, and environmental well-being. We improve quality of life for a wide range of childhood problems including developmental delays and cognitive, sensory or physical disabilities.
Our work is designed to make children feel good – both physically and emotionally. With occupational therapy, you will see your child improve specific skills but also grow in self-esteem as they experience a sense of accomplishment.
Just a few ways pediatric occupational therapy can help your child: