About Dr. Susan A. Zapf:
Dr. Zapf is a Licensed Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Professional with over 20 years of experience working with the pediatric population in both private practice and the school settings. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics through The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and certified through RESNA as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP). Dr. Zapf is also certified in the iLs program and the Interactive Metronome.
Dr. Zapf’s research emphasis is in Assistive Technology assessment and outcome effectiveness. She is the primary author of the MATCH-ACES Assistive Technology Assessment and The Service Animal Adaptive Intervention Assessment (SAAIA), both client centered assessment that assess the need for assistive technology and service animals as adaptive interventions. Dr. Zapf has presented throughout the United States on assistive technology, sensory strategies in pediatric occupational therapy, and animal assisted therapy interventions. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) and both her MOT and MA degrees in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She resides in southeast Texas with her husband Joe and two teenage sons (Chris and Joshua), and three dogs (Buddy, Lulu, and Crissy).