Sue Sonkin is the founder of CEED and Listen for Change. Her only sibling, a special needs person born 55 years ago, never had the benefit of many services until he became a psychiatric patient. Her professional path has been guided by the need for comprehensive services for special needs children and families. It is her firm belief that highly professional, well organized trans-disciplinary services play a critical role in furthering abilities of individuals with special needs and are crucial for reducing the dependence on services in the future.
Sue is an occupational therapist by training. She has degrees from Temple University and Boston University’s Sargent College of Allied Health Professions. She has specialized training and certification in Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing and is a Tomatis Consultant. She has done research at Boston University under a federal Maternal Health, Education and Welfare grant in the area of Sensory Processing and Emotional Development.
CEED, Center for Educational and Emotional Development, has been providing excellence of care for young children and their families since 1985. Today CEED offers a wide range of services for children and families in order to achieve an individual’s highest level of functioning with nurturance, compassion and skill.
Sue enjoys spending time with all her grown children, both in the US and the UK, reading, cooking, travelling to Maine, and skiing.