Mary Frances Baxter, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA

Professor and Interim Associate Director

Occupational Therapy

Mary Frances Baxter, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA

Contact

mbaxter@twu.edu
713-794-2321
Houston 6003

Education

Ph.D., Kinesiology and Health, University of Houston System : main campus, Houston, TX, 2002
M.A., Rehabilitation Technology in Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University, 1990
B.S., Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, 1981

Expertise

Pediatrics; Neuro-Rehabilitation; Assistive and Adaptive Technology

Latest Articles

The Effects of the Leisure Activity of Coloring on Post-test Anxiety in Graduate Level Occupational Therapy Students
Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (Online) (2019)
Brittney Burton, Mary Frances Baxter

Master's of Occupational Therapy Student Perceptions of Creative Thinking Across the Academic Program
Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (Online) (2017)
Angela K Boiselle, Mary F Baxter

The effects of sensory processing and behavior of toddlers on parent participation: A pilot study.
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention: Innovations in Practice, Theory, and Research (2017)
Elaine DaLomba, Mary Baxter, Patricia Fingerhut, Anne O'Donnell

Occupational therapy's role in cancer survivorship as a chronic condition
American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2017)
Mary F Baxter, Robin Newman, Sheila M Longpre, Katie M Polo

Validating a measure to assess factors that affect assistive technology use by students with disabilities in elementary and secondary education
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (2016)
Susan A Zapf, Marcia J. Scherer, Mary Frances Baxter, Diana H. Rintala

The Effects of Abnormal Sensory Processing and Maladaptive Behaviors of Children on Parent Participation in Occupations
American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2016)
Elaina DaLomba, Mary Frances Baxter, Anne O'Donnell, Gayle Hersch

Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology Validating a measure to assess factors that affect assistive technology use by students with disabilities in elementary and secondary education
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (2016)
Susan A Zapf, Marcia Scherer, Diana Rintala, Mary F Baxter

Effectiveness of interventions within the scope of occupational therapy practice to improve motor function of people with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review.
American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2016)
Pei-Fen J Chang, Mary Frances Baxter, Jenna Risky

Toilet Training and Autism; How Occupational Therapy Can Help
OT Practice Magazine (2015)
Elaina DaLomba, Mary F Baxter

Postural Control in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
NDTA NETWORK (2014)
Marcella Nelson, Mary F Baxter

Effects of Cognitive Changes to Life Participation of Cancer Survivors
Online Journal of Occupational Therapy (2014)
Mary F Baxter, Theresa M. Smith, Jennifer Wahowski

Chapters

Neural Basis of Adaptation: Motivation, Intention, Resilience & Goal-directed Behaviors
in Occupation and Adaptation | Slack Inc. (2018)
Katherine Dimitropoulou, Mary Frances Baxter

Neurological Implications of Creativity
in Creative Engagement in Occupation; Building Professional Skills | Slack Incorporated (2015)
Mary Frances Baxter

Accessibility Issues
in Occupational Therapy in Community-Based Practice Settings, 2nd Edition | F.A. Davis (2014)
R. E. Estes, Mary Baxter, E. Walther

Professional Affiliations

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Phi Theta Epsilon � Honorary Member
  • Texas Occupational Therapy Association

Honors & Awards

  • Occupational Therapist of the Year (2016)