Susanne Smith Roley
Susanne Smith Roley is an occupational therapist with more than 30 years of experience in pediatrics. She obtained her BS in OT at Indiana University, her MS in Allied Health Sciences at Boston University and her OTD at the University of Southern California. She is in private practice in Orange County in Southern California and co-founder of the Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI). Susanne was on the original faculty of the Center for the Study of Sensory Integrative Dysfunction (CSSID0 started by Dr. Ayres, subsequently known as Sensory Integration International (SII)). She was a course originator of the Sensory Integration Certification Program sponsored by USC/WPS and its Program Director for 14 years through the University of Southern California Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. She is a past chair of the Commission on Practice and the Sensory Integration Special Interest Section for AOTA. She is also a contributing author of Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 2002 and 2nd Edition. Susanne is an internationally recognized author and lecturer on the theory and application of sensory integration. She is co-editor of numerous chapters, articles, and the books, Understanding the Nature of Sensory Integration with Diverse Populations and Sensory Integration: Applying Clinical Reasoning to Diverse Populations. She is a fellow of the AOTA and recipient of the AOTF Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence and the AOTF A. Jean Ayres Award.