Susan Richey MS, OTR/L, is a licensed, registered Occupational Therapist with experience in working with a variety of childhood disorders within the school system, clinic and home environment. She has extensive experience in working with children with Sensory Processing Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Delays, Gifted and Twice Exceptional. Through her work in early childhood, preschool diagnostic, assistive technology, and the Therapeutic Day School setting, Susan has gained specialized knowledge in with working with children with a variety of childhood neurological and mental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders , Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Childhood Schizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsion Disorder.
Susan Richey holds a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Rush University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Marquette University. She holds a specialty certification from Sensory Integration International in the Evaluation and Treatment of Sensory Integration and Praxis Disorders. Susan began her work as an occupational therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Pediatric Unit and since then has dedicated her career to the application of sensory integration theory and practice to a variety of populations and settings throughout the Chicago area. Susan’s passion is in working with children, their families, and related school personnel in regards to the sensory processing issues and social thinking abilities which are often times an integral part of many childhood disorders. Susan has presented at the Social Thinking Providers conference on her use of applying these concepts into her work with children on the spectrum to enhance their social development and self regulation skills.