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Susan Hirsch Knox

Susan Hirsch Knox, American occupational therapist. Registered occupational therapist. Recipient traineeship Vocational Rehabilitation Administration, 1968, Department Education, 1989-1990, Health and Human Services, 1990-1991.


  • Knox, Susan Hirsch was born on November 2, 1940 in New London, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Fredrick Geake and Elizabeth Mellick (Smyth) Hirsch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University New Mexico, 1962. Master of Arts, University Southern California, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, 1997.


    • Volunteer Peace Corps, Peru, 1963-1965. Occupational therapist Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 1967-1973, director occupational therapy, 1973-1982. Senior occupational therapist Glendale (California) Adventist Medical Center, 1982-1999.

      Director Therapy in Action, Tarzana, California, since 1982. Private practice Los Angeles, since 1982. Member program committee Blind Children's Center, Los Angeles, 1991-1997.

      Member professional advisory board Northern Los Angeles Regional Center, Los Angeles, 1985-1988. Member professional advisory committee Autism Society Los Angeles. Clinical faculty University Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1967.

    Major achievements

    • Registered occupational therapist.


    Fellow American Occupational Therapy Association (representative 1976-1980, 85-89, recorder 1989-1992, secretary 1996-1998, Service award, 1991, 94, executive board directors 1989-1992, 96-98). Member Autism Society, Occupational Therapy Association California (secretary 1982-1985, executive board directors 1976-1980, 82-90, Practice award 1988, Excellence award 1991), Sensory Integration International (board directors 1982-1986), California Foundation Occupational Therapy (treasurer since 1984).


    • Married Robert Leslie Knox, January 3, 1965.
    • father: Fredrick Geake Hirsch
    • mother: Elizabeth Mellick (Smyth) Hirsch
    • spouse: Robert Leslie Knox
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