Susanne Smith Roley
OTD, OTR/L, FATOA
Susanne Smith Roley
OTD, OTR/L, FATOA
Susanne is an occupational therapy with over 40 years of experience in pediatric practice, specializing in child development, sensory integration, learning difficulties, visual impairment, and autism. She obtained her BS in OT at Indiana University, her MS in Allied Health Sciences at Boston University and her doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) at the University of Southern California. Susanne is in private practice in Orange County, California serving children and families through evaluation and consultation services. She was certified in sensory integration in 1977, studied under Dr. A. Jean Ayres, and co-founded and then directed the USC/WPS sensory integration certificate program for 14 years. She is currently the co-founder and president of the nonprofit organization, Collaborative for Leadership in Sensory Integration (CLASI), providing a sensory integration certificate education program, offered in many countries around the world. She is a past chair of the Commission on Practice and the Sensory Integration Special Interest Section for AOTA and a contributing author of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework Domain and Process, 2002 and 2008. She is an internationally recognized author and lecturer and co-editor of 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 AOTF A. Jean Ayres Award.
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Aja Roley is a board certified and licensed Occupational Therapist. She received her Masters of Sciences in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2012. Aja is working toward her doctorate in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. She specializes in the treatment of children with a variety of disorders including autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, attention deficit disorder, sensory modulation disorder, and dysfunction of sensory integration. She has received advanced practice education in Ayres Sensory Integration® and is certified in the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests. Her ultimate goal as an occupational therapist is to work in collaboration with both children and their families to promote optimal skill development that can translate into success in school, home, and community settings. Aja enjoys practicing yoga, swimming, hiking, and camping. She also loves learning new styles and methods of dance. A favorite pastime is cooking meals for her family and friends.
Korrie Sparks is a board certified occupational therapist dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of the children she treats. She received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2013. Korrie is certified in sensory
integration including the use of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). She has specialized in intervention for children and families with sensory integration deficits and social-emotional challenges. Combining these two specialties, her doctoral thesis explored the use of evidence-based mindfulness practices within elementary schools. It is her strong belief that foundational skills gained from therapy at a young age can support participation at school, at home, and within the community across the lifespan. Korrie loves being outside in nature! Hiking, running at the beach, and practicing yoga are some of her favorite activities. She enjoys spending time with her rambunctious Italian family and exploring the world through travel! Korrie is a certified yoga teacher and provides yoga classes for children of all abilities through her program Jellyfish Yoga, jellyfishyoga4kids.com
Mary Singer MS, OTR/L has over 35 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in evaluation and intervention with babies and children with a wide array of abilities and diagnoses including ADHD, Autism, Developmental Delays, and Sensory integration and processing disorders. Mary is certified in sensory integration including the use of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). She has authored publications in the field of child development and occupational therapy and developed innovative educational resources for therapists and caregivers of young children including educational classes and the website http://passporttofunction.com/.
Carey Strombotne supports the practice in her critical role of office administrator. Her background in customer service and a certified health coach helps to create a strong support for our team. Carey is passionate about health and nutrition and when she isn’t behind the scenes in the office she is creating plant-based recipes and posting them on her blog, The Plant Pusher.