About Dr. Susan Zapf, Ph.D., OTR/L, BCP, ATP
Dr. Zapf is the owner and Director of Clinical Therapy at TCTCI. She is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Professional with over 25 years experience working with the pediatric population in both private practice and school-based settings. She began her career at TCTCI in 1995 and was mentored under the previous owner, Mary Basich. Dr. Zapf is Board Certified in Pediatrics through AOTA, certified in the Sensory Integration Praxis Test, completed the Level I Advanced Sensory Processing Mentorship under Dr. Lucy Miller at the STAR Center. Dr. Zapf is also trained as an Advanced iLs Provider, Safe and Sound Protocol Provider, and an Interactive Metronome provider (and IM Home provider), certified through RESNA as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), and has been trained in customizing a SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding Program specifically for your child. She has presented throughout the United States and Internationally on assistive technology assessment and within the United States on implementation of sensory strategies in occupational therapy. Dr. Zapf continues to treat individual clients and facilitates the Social Buddy groups. As an occupational therapist, she is passionate about helping children and their families develop skills to reach their full potential and purpose in life. As a parent of a son with Autism and Dyslexia, she understands the challenges that parents and families face when finding quality and affordable therapy services for children. Dr. Zapf believes in the outcomes of pediatric therapy services and encourages parents to seek the therapies that their child may need because it can be an essential key to future success and independence in living life to their child’s fullest potential.
Dr. Zapf has been married to her husband Joe for over 31 years and is the mother of two wonderful young men (Chris and Josh) and two “very-cute” 4-legged children/dogs (Clara sand Buddy). She enjoys spending time with her boys hiking in natural parks or adventuring on road trips.
Providing the children and families of this community with the highest quality pediatric therapy services in order to help each child reach their ultimate potential to function in all aspects of daily life.