Dr. Susanne Smith Roley’s team provides evaluation and consultation for children and young adults, ages 0-21 years, with a diverse array of abilities. They provide thorough evaluations privately for families and Independent Educational Evaluations for school districts in the greater Southern California area. Dr. Roley is an internationally recognized expert in child development and sensory integration, bringing over 40 years of experience to her work with children and families.
“I am an attorney representing children with special needs. Often times I am faced with the need to have my clients assessed by an independent assessor. Occupational Therapy is a common area of need that my clients require remediation via therapy. I have found that Dr. Smith Roley is the best expert in this area. She had competently assessed and provided recommendations for my clients and has even testified for me as an expert witness at hearing. She takes the time to do the proper assessments to get a true understanding of my client’s deficits and explains how and why therapy is required a necessary in order for the student to gain an educational benefit. The clients that I refer to her have nothing but wonderful things to say about her and tell me often that they were not even aware of how important occupational therapy was for their child and how much progress their child has made in all areas of education due to honing in on sensory regulation through therapy. In this field, I have seen many independent assessments and I have yet to find an Occupational Therapist who comes close to the expertise, professionalism and experience that Dr. Smith Roley has had. She has been a huge asset to my firm and for my clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone!”
“Over the past 10 years, Susanne Smith Roley’s independent assessment reports have always provided the evidence needed to develop an appropriate occupational therapy program for the student. Through Susanne’s Independent Education Evaluations (IEE), she has assisted me to meet the OT needs that impede the education of countless students I work with. Her professionalism, ethical conduct, and commitment to excel in her field, makes her a highly respected and valued teacher and assessor throughout our community as well as worldwide.”
“Dr. Susanne is so awesome! What makes Dr. Susanne exceptional is not only her name, but also her dedication to the OT profession. She made remarkable difference in my child’s life through the OT service and support. Every time parents talk about Dr. Susanne and her assessment, they light up like a Christmas tree. I think that Dr. Susanne must have magic to touch the heart and soul of people.”
Occupational Therapy is a practical health care profession that focuses on the way in which meaningful engagement…
Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI)
Sensory integration is the essential process of integrating the multiple and changing sensations from the body and environment, at all times each and every day, make sense of the world…
Whether providing an evaluation to a young child, teaching lectures to parents and professionals, or preparing research-based publications, Susanne and her team bring their knowledge of seminal and current research to inform evidenced-based occupational practice.