"Whatever words of praise we can give, they can’t possibly match the excitement on our son’s face every day he gets to go to therapy with Susan."

Susan Horn is quite simply a wonderful therapist and we are so fortunate to have found her for our 8-year old, who has Sensory Processing Disorder and a host of other neurological and muscular challenges. 

Susan began by doing a terrifically thorough assessment, which hadn’t been done for three years. But this wasn’t simply a descriptive document. Susan used it to set clear and specific goals which have helped us see what kind of genuine progress our son has been making. 

To call Susan simply a therapist is too limiting a description: she’s a teacher, a playmate, a coach, a cheerleader and a creative artist. Susan is so compassionate and creates an atmosphere of delight for our boy. This isn’t to suggest that the work she’s doing with him is easy. Far from it, Susan is a tireless in her efforts and expects the same from our son. In addition to all the skills she’s helping our son develop, she has given him a stronger sense of his own most priceless of gifts: courage.

Whatever words of praise we can give, they can’t possibly match the excitement on our son’s face every day he gets to go to therapy with Susan. She is a treasure.

-John Plummer and Maia Guest

"Great improvements in his handwriting skills and fine-and gross-motor development"

"I have been taking my 8-year old son to Susan at Just for Kids Pediatric Occupational Therapy for a little over a year now and we have seen great improvements in his handwriting skills and fine- and gross-motor development. Susan is professional, friendly and keeps up-to-date on the latest techniques and information. My son loves her!"

-Debby Anderson 4/16/07

"She is knowledgeable, patient, caring and full of new ideas and creative, state of the art approaches for helping our son"

"As a nurse and mother of 5, I have unusually high standards when I seek professional medical help for any of my children. Susan was the first therapist that my very shy son would actually talk to. And he talked to her a lot at our first session! He is 4 and has a communication disability as well as a sensory integration disorder and never talked to anyone except family until we met her. Her assessment was very thorough. She is knowledgeable, patient, caring and full of new ideas and creative, state of the art approaches for helping our son. He has shown much progress since we began weekly therapy 5 months ago."

-Jill Anderle RN 3/20/07

"Learned skills that he will carry with him for a lifetime"

"I am so thankful to Susan Horn for the work she has put into her social groups. My son has already attended two of them, and they are always organized, age appropriate, and most of all, FUN!

Anthony has learned skills that he will carry with him for a lifetime. He has been practicing these skills at school and has made quite an improvement since the beginning of the school year. He has more friends and better relationships with adults. Anthony has been to other social groups and Susan’s is by far the best! We will never forget Susan or the skills she has taught us."

-Angela Snyder

"Just a few OT sessions in and we have seen major improvements with our son"

"I am so grateful that I found Susan for my son who has sensory issues.  My 6 year-old son normally has trouble warming up to adults, but has had no trouble warming up to and trusting Susan.  She has always been very positive and patient with him and is great at explaining things so that both adults and kids can understand.  She really makes the OT experience fun. (I think he secretly looks forward to it!) Susan is very knowledgeable and good at what she does -- in just a few OT sessions we have seen major improvements with our son. Thanks Susan!" 10/16/08

"Your class has taught her how to read social cues"

Thank you for providing my daughter Haley with the valuable skills you taught her during her participation in your social skills class.  She has struggled over the past few years with understanding what kids expect and what is acceptable when it comes to social skills. Your class has taught her how to be a friend, how to initiate conversations, how to give and take in conversations, how important it is to listen and give of yourself even when you are not asked to do so, how to be a good sport, and how to read social cues that have always seemed difficult to understand.  Haley feels like she has some new tools and a sense of control that has given her confidence in social situations she may have felt awkward about in the past.  She thinks the kids are nicer to her because she has learned what behaviors may not have been working for her in the past.  What you have given to Haley are skills that she will use throughout her life.  Thanks again.   -Jan Brock

"He can't stop talking about you"

Susan, thanks for seeing us today.  I am very excited about doing all this for Aiden and I know he enjoyed himself with you as well.  He can't stop talking about you.

"After watching my daughter struggle for the past few years it is finally so wonderful to see her making progress"

Dear Susan,

After watching my daughter struggle for the past few years it is finally so wonderful to see her making progress in the right directions.  I can't believe I have finally found someone who is so knowledgeable about my child's complex mix of issues including sensory integration dysfunction, ADHD, emotional regulation, and motor processing delays.  Your services go way beyond the typical occupation therapy sessions to include a framework which includes teaching me skills so I can best help my daughter thrive.  From a forever grateful parent. 

"Susan understood my children’s need for reliability"

“I have two children who spent the last year working with Susan Horn. They each have SPD issues and autism. Susan was just wonderful and brought them so much further than any of their other OT’s in the past 3 years. We did an intensive 12 week OT program where we saw some pretty strong changes in the children. She helped them so much that I felt confident in finally being done with their therapy this past Spring. My son, who is a constant wreck of falling every 2 feet and tripping over thin air, is now rarely falling and is so much better in his balance because of her. My daughter, who has Aspergers, SPD and ADHD, will go thru and try new things without always throwing a massive tantrum. She can touch things that aren’t always pleasing to her (sticky/rough etc) without going into a complete meltdown. I really do thank Susan for all the wonderful help she gave us. She was always willing to work with our schedule, never cancelled on us last minute and understood my children’s need for reliability. I would and have recommended her to many people in need of a fabulous OT.”

-Elizabeth   5/29/10