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Staff Bio

Susan Hodges, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Supervisor, Feeding Therapist

Susan Hodges graduated from Chicago State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy and became a registered and licensed therapist in 1987. Throughout her career, she has dedicated her practice to pediatrics within a variety of settings including the NICU, a pediatric rehabilitation hospital, a barn for hippotherapy, and in homes/natural learning environments. She considers herself fortunate to have worked with and alongside culturally-diverse families in the Midwest and Southwest regions of United States. Susan has attended and reached fidelity with Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Sheldon’s master teams and master coaching. She has helped expand and develop programs as a feeding therapist for the Comfort Feeding Clinic at Desert Valley Pediatric Therapy, where she continues to work as an EI therapist, OT supervisor and new grad mentor. Her expertise includes feeding, sensory integration and empowerment of families through a coaching model.

Susan loves spending time with her husband, three adult children and her dog. She is an avid reader and enjoys cooking up new recipes from around the world!

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