Jean Ayres as clinician and mentor: Lessons learnt - 20 July 2020

Mon Jul 20, 19:30 - Mon Jul 20, 21:30
Virtual - zoom webinar



Join us for a celebration of Dr A. Jean Ayres, on what would have been her 100th birthday.

The webinar will take the format of an interview, facilitated by Dr Annamarie van Jaarsveld, as we learn more about Jean Ayres as she was in her clinic; the clinician, the mentor and the amazing equipment that she developed.  Susanne Smith-Roley was privileged to study under her guidance and will share some of the legacy she left behind.

About the speaker:

Susanne is an occupational therapist with over 40 years of experience in paediatric practice, specializing in child development, sensory integration, learning difficulties, visual impairment, and autism. She obtained her BS in OT at Indiana University, her MS in Allied Health Sciences at Boston University and her doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) at the University of Southern California. Susanne is in private practice in Orange County, California serving children and families through evaluation and consultation services. She was certified in sensory integration in 1977, studied under Dr. A. Jean Ayres, and co-founded and then directed the USC/WPS sensory integration certificate program for 14 years. She is currently the co-founder and president of the non-profit organization, Collaborative for Leadership in Sensory Integration (CLASI), providing a sensory integration certificate education program, offered in many countries around the world. She is a past chair of the Commission on Practice and the Sensory Integration Special Interest Section for AOTA and a contributing author of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework Domain and Process, 2002 and 2008. She is an internationally recognized author and lecturer and co-editor of the books, Understanding the Nature of Sensory Integration with Diverse Populations and Sensory Integration: Applying Clinical Reasoning to Diverse Populations. She is a fellow of the AOTA and recipient of the AOTF Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence and AOTF A. Jean Ayres Award.

Put on your party hat and join us for a real celebration, with a lively panel discussion and lucky draws at the end!

Please note bookings close at 10h00 on 20 July 2020.

Any queries? Contact Aletta in the SAISI office.

Hope to see you there!



Monday 20 July 2020

19h30 – 21h30

Presented on Zoom

4 CPD points

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds


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