University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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Faculty

Faculty

Susanne Smith Roley OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Susanne Roley

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 133
Phone: (323) 442-2850
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Biography

Susanne Smith Roley's experience reflects more than 30 years of commitment to the health and welfare of children and families through occupational therapy practice, education and research, particularly in the area of sensory integration. An international lecturer and author, Dr. Smith Roley travels worldwide educating health professionals about child development, applying research in pediatric practice and maintains a private practice in Orange County. Since 1997, she has been the project director for the USC/WPS Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration with the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. She is an experienced instructor for courses 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the USC/WPS Sensory Integration Certification courses. Her private practice consists of occupational therapy consultation and evaluation services specializing in autism, blindness, visual impairment, developmental delays, genetic disorders, learning disabilities, behavior problems, sensory integration and sensory processing difficulties, and praxis deficits.

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
University of Southern California
2012

Master of Science (MS) in Allied Health Sciences
Boston University
1981

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy
Indiana University
1976

Publications

Journal Articles

Roley, S. S., Bissell, J., & Clark, G. F. (2015). Occupational therapy for children and youth using sensory integration theory and methods in school-based practice [Official document of the American Occupational Therapy Association]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, Advance online publication. Retrieved from http://www.aota.org/Publications-News/AOTANews/2015/official-docs-new.aspx. Link to full text