Susan L. Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L, has worked with autistic children, their families, and their communities for more than 20 years, developing “positive” and highly-effective solutions for the home and school. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, and research interests in the sensory aspects of healing rituals led her to a Master of Divinity from Harvard University. Today, her research focuses on the primary occupation of childhood – play, as well as the use of mind/body approaches to achieve optimal health and wellness.


Ms. Roberts has taught a variety of courses in the occupational therapy departments of Eastern Kentucky University and New York Institute of Technology. She opened and operated a play-based pediatric clinic in Tucson, Arizona, and she was named Arizona Occupational Therapy Association’s Occupational Therapist of the Year in 1993. Ms. Roberts went on to complete the Professional Training Program at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She currently coaches parents and therapists who want to –enjoy mealtimes that nourish both body and soul.


Susan Roberts co-authored My Kid Eats Everything: A Journey from Picky to Adventurous Eating, Kinesiology: Movement in the Context of Activity, and Biomechanics: Problem Solving for Occupational Therapy.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Roberts is the author for Mosby Publishing and Element Consulting Incorporated Publishing.  She receives a referral honorarium from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  She is an affiliate for   She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-Financial:  Susan Roberts has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.