Susan B. Young, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA., is a faculty member for the USC/WPS Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certification process. She was one of the original researchers for the SIPT under the supervision of Dr. A. Jean Ayres. She has many years of clinical practice including owning Children’s Therapy Group in Kansas City, a multidisciplinary private practice primarily serving children with sensory integration deficits. Dr. Young’s career includes director of OT and PT at Children’s Mercy Hospital, program director of the Occupational Therapy Program at Rockhurst University, and associate professor of OT at Belmont University. Graduate (MSOT and OTD) students have gained pediatric competence from Dr. Young’s expertise in the classroom and the lab experiences. She teaches workshops internationally as well as nationally. She is author of ”Movement Is Fun”, a program of movement activities for preschool children based on sensory concepts.
Financial: Susan Young is a mentor to clinical fieldwork students at Possabilities Children's Therapy Group. She receives book royalties from Sensory Integration International and a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Susan has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Susan Young is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Kansas Occupational Therapy Association. She is a member of the board of directors of the Children's Therapy Group Foundation.