Susanne Smith Roley
OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Susanne Smith Roley
OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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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Kelly Auld-Wright is an occupational therapist (OT) specializing in pediatrics and school-based practice. She received he BS in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, her MA in OT from the University of Southern California and her OTD from Thomas Jefferson University. She is certified in Sensory Integration through USC/WPS and has an advanced practice certificate in neuroscience from Thomas Jefferson University. Kelly’s doctoral capstone focused on the validity of the Evaluation of Ayres Sensory Integration, tactile tests.
Kelly practiced OT in the school setting for 12 years. She has extensive experience assessing children with a multitude of needs and working with families and educational teams. Kelly is passionate, playful and thoughtful in her work. Outside of work Kelly enjoys playing with her children, pilates, and swimming. She loves being outdoors but also enjoys good food and movie nights in with her family.
Dr. Aja Roley is an occupational therapist (OT) specializing in pediatrics across clinic, home, school, and community environments. She received her masters degree in OT from the University of Southern California and her doctoral degree in OT from Thomas Jefferson University. Her doctoral work focused on advanced mentorship and post-professional training in Ayres Sensory Integration via online and multimedia platforms. She has an advanced practice certificate in neuroscience from Thomas Jefferson University. She is certified in Sensory Integration through USC/WPS. Dr. Roley owns a private pediatric practice in Southern California, Centerpointe for Children, specializing in assessment, intervention, and collaboration, and consultation of infants, children, and young adults with a variety of diagnoses, including autism, ADD/ADHD, social-emotional vulnerabilities, feeding difficulties, and visual impairment. She has extensive experience collaborating and consulting with families, educational, and multidisciplinary teams. She also works as a instructor for the non-profit organization, the Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI). Her goal is to improve the quality of life for families and infuse fun into daily routines. In her free time she enjoys hiking, dancing, and going to the beach with her dog.
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/.
Marina Asakawa is a board certified and licensed occupational therapist. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2018, and is working toward certification in Ayres Sensory Integration®. Marina has a rich background in performing arts education and enjoys collaborating with families, educators, administrators, and specialists to provide children with the foundational skills they need to access their academic curriculum and engage meaningfully with their world. She specializes in providing creative intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, and sensory integration and processing disorders. She enjoys camping, hiking, exploring in nature, and playing together with her daughter.
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.