Susan L. Roberts, author, nutritionist, and award-winning occupational therapist uses innovative, research-based approaches for children and teens with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, CP, Downs syndrome and other special needs. Her child-friendly, positive approach integrates physiology, psychology, and social-emotional aspects of mealtimes to achieve better health and behavioral outcomes.
Susan began her work with physically challenged children at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine, then went on to study occupational therapy at Boston University. Her interests in neuro-sensory and physiologic effects of ancient healing traditions led her to a graduate degree at Harvard University. Ms. Roberts continued with studies at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and at the Tao of Healing Center in New York City.
In addition to three decades of clinical work, Susan taught occupational therapy at Eastern Kentucky University and New York Institute of Technology. She has written several books: My Kid Eats Everything: the Journey from Picky to Adventurous Eating; and the Food Explorers Passport for Mealtime Adventures guide families struggling with mealtime issues. Kinesiology: Movement in the Context of Activity, now in its third edition, teaches occupational therapy practitioners how to incorporate movement into everyday roles and habits.
Mealtime Success: Solving Food Refusals with Self-Regulation Strategies and Evidence-Based Nutrition