Theresa Smith, PhD, OTR, CLVT

Associate Professor

Contact

Work phone: 713-794-2166
Email: tsmith12@twu.edu 

Research Focus

I have 2 primary areas of scholarly inquiry:

  1. Low vision rehabilitation assessment and outcomes
  2. Cognitive rehabilitation for breast cancer survivors

Current Students/Projects

OTD     Regina Budet

Publications Linked to Area of Research: Low vision

Smith, T. M. (2014). Validation and responsiveness of the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM). Visibility, 8(4), 22-23.

Smith, T. M. (2014). Experiences of therapists and occupational therapy students using video conferencing in conduction of focus groups. The Qualitative Report, 19(How To Article 7), 1-13. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR19/smith7.pdf

Smith, T. M. (2013). Refinement of the Low Vision Independence Measure: A qualitative study. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 31(3), 182-196.  doi:10.3109/02703181.2013.813619

Smith, T. M., Thomas, K., & Dow, K. (2009). Results of an educational program for persons with macular degeneration: A pilot study. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 103(4), 234-240.

Smith, T. M., Ludwig, F., Andersen, L., Copolillo, A. (2009). Engagement in occupationand adaptation to low vision. Occupational Therapy in Healthcare, 23(2), 119-113.

Smith, T. M. (2008). Adaptation to low vision caused by age-related macular degeneration: A case study. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness102(11), 725-730.

Book Chapters, Foreword and Appendices

Smith, T. M. (2016). LVIM 2014 [Supplemental Material]. In S. G., Whittaker, M. Scheiman, & D. A. Sokol-McKay (Eds.), Low vision rehabilitation: A practical guide for occupational therapists (2nd ed.). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK. Retrieved from http://www.healio.com/books/form-sites/lowvisionrehab2e/forms

Smith, T. M. (2016). Foreword. In S. G., Whittaker, M. Scheiman, & D. A. Sokol-McKay (Eds.), Low vision rehabilitation: A practical guide for occupational therapists (2nd ed., p. xv). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.

Smith, T. M. (2013). Low vision services. In M. Scaffa & M. Reitz (Eds.), Occupational therapy in community-based practice settings (2nd ed., pp. 191-200). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.

Abstracts (ARVO Conferences)

Smith, T. M., Foret, L., Davis, G., Fujiwara, K., & Massof, R. W. (2017). Factors influencing goal setting in low vision rehabilitation. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 58(8), 4669.

Smith, T. M., Foret, L., Davis, G., Fujiwara, K., & Massof, R. W. (2016). The relationship of Goal Attainment Scaling to an interval measure of low vision rehabilitation functional outcomes. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 57(12), 1975.

Goldstein, J. E., Smith, T. M., Massof, R. W. (2016). Comparing low vision rehabilitation outcome measures using a clinically meaningful endpoint. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 57(12), 1976.

Massof, R. W., Smith, T. M., & Fujiwara, K. Performance of daily living tasks conform to Fitts's law for low vision patients. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science,57(12), 1982.

Smith, T., Foret, L., Davis, G., Malkin, A., Fujiwara, K., Massof, R. W. (2015). Concordance of patient-report and therapist-report estimates of functional ability. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 56(7), 2107. Meeting Abstract: 2107.

Massof, R. W., Smith, T., Malkin, A., Foret, L., Davis, G., Fujiwara, K. (2015). Comparison of low vision rehabilitation outcome measures (2015). Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 56(7). Meeting Abstract: 494.

Presentations Linked to Areas of Research: Low vision     

07/2017 Smith, T. M. Factors that Influence Occupational Therapists’ Goal Setting in Low Vision Rehabilitation. The Envision Conference 2017, Glendale, AZ.

11/2016 Smith, T. M., Budet, R., & Bess, K. Administration of the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM). 2016 Mountain Central Conference, Sugarland, TX (contact & group presenter).

09/2015 Smith, T. M. Administer, Calculate G Codes and Set Goals using the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM). Envision Conference, Denver, CO (sole presenter).

09/2014 Smith, T. M. Measurement Validity and Responsiveness of the Low Vision Independence Measure.  Envision Conference, Minnesota, MN (sole presenter)

4/2014 Smith, T. M., Bastepe-Gray, S., Cottle, K., & Novograd, M. Measurement Validity of the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM). Research Paper. American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Baltimore, MD (principle contact and group presenter)

10/2012 Smith, T. M., Shakespeare, L., McQuire, J., & Hill, C. Refinement of a Low Vision Outcome Assessment. Poster Presentation at the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Baltimore, MD

08/2012 Smith, T. M. Refinement of a Low Vision Outcome Assessment. Envision Conference, St. Louis, MO (sole presenter)

04/2009 Smith, T. M., Glasson, H. E., Tioseco, T., & Welborn, K. Development of an ADL Independence Assessment for Persons with Low Vision. Poster Presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Houston, TX (sole presenter)

09/2008 Smith, T. How Engagement in Occupation Affects Older Women’s Adaptation to Low Vision. Envision Conference, San Antonio, TX (sole presenter)

04/2008 Smith, T., Dow, K., & Thomas, K. Successful Adaptation to Low Vision: A Pilot Study. Poster Presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Long Beach, CA 

10/2007 Smith, T. Seven Older Women’s Adaptation to Low Vision Through Engagement in Occupation: A Grounded Theory Study. SSO: USA Sixth Annual Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM (sole presenter)

10/2007 Smith, T. Engagement in Occupation Facilitates Adaptation to Low Vision. Mountain Central Conference, Woodlands, TX (sole presenter)

10/2007 Smith, T., Dow, K., & Thomas, K.  Successful Adaptation to Low Vision: A Pilot Study. Mountain Central Conference, Woodlands, TX

06/2007 Smith, T. Types and Benefits of Professional Services. Multidisciplinary Symposium on Low Vision. Houston, TX

Publications Linked to Area of Research: Breast cancer and cognition

Baxter, M. F., Smith, T., & Wahowki, J. (2014). Effects of cognitive status on life participation of cancer survivors. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Vol. 2:

Baxter, M. F., Dulworthy, A., & Smith, T. M. (2011). Identification of mild cognitive impairments in cancer survivors. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 25(1), 26-37.

Presentations Linked to Areas of Research: Breast cancer and cognition

03/2017 Smith, T. M., & Ratcliff, K. Cognition Rehabilitation and Cancer Survivors. American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Philadelphia, PA (principle contact and co-presenter).

Broad Research Areas for SOT

Low vision and cognitive rehabilitation can fit under any of the below:

  1. Technology Applications (classroom, clinic, community)
  2. Participation and Context
  3. Occupation and Adaptation
  4. Applied Reasoning-classroom, clinic, community