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
M.A., Rehabilitation Technology in Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University
B.S., Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

Expertise

Occupational Adaptation and Participation of cancer survivors; Neuroscience across the lifespan especially motor control, motor learning and postural control; Creativity in occupational therapy practice

Latest Articles

Idiopathic Toe Walking and Postural Instability: The Next Step
Annals of International Occupational Therapy (2021)
Jessica M McHugh, Mary F Baxter, Pei Fen Chang, Katy Mitchell

Validity of the Sock Test for Sitting Balance: A Functional Assessment Tool
Occupational Therapy Journal of Research (2020)
Ingrid A Franc, Mary Frances Baxter, Katy Mitchell, Marsha Neville, Pei Fen Chang

A Personal Perspective on Daily Occupations as a Means to Counteract Cancer Related Fatigue: A Case Study
Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (2020)
Sheila M Longpre, Katie M Polo, Mary Frances Baxter

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

Matching Students to Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A Single Case Study.
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (2018)
Sarah DiMeo, Mary Frances Baxter, Sue Zapf, Jane Pemberton, Husny Amerih

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

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

Recent Presentations

Cancer Survivorship Programs in the US and Israel An International Exchange
Texas Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference (2021)
Virtual | Mary F Baxter, Khawla Loubani, Katie M. Polo

Neuroscience Updates in Occupation and Adaptation; Implications for Practice
Texas Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference (2021)
Podium | Mary F. Baxter, Anne Sullivan, Christine Haines, Orley Templeton, Amber Covington

Validity of the Sock Test for Sitting Balance: A Functional Sitting Balance Assessment
2019 AOTA Annual Conference (2019)
Paper | Ingrid A Franc, Mary Baxter

Spirituality of Caregivers of Children Receiving OT in Early Intervention
2019 AOTA Annual Conference (2019)
Poster | Linda Barnett, Mary F Baxter

Using Meaningful and Daily Occupations to Meet Physical Activity Recommendations for Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF)
2019 AOTA Annual Conference (2019)
Podium | Mary Frances Baxter, Katie M. Polo, Sheila Longpre

Applying the Principles of Creativity to Occupational Therapy
2017 Mountain Central Conference (2017)
Paper | Mary F. Baxter, Tina Fletcher, Brittney Burton

Neuroscience of Occupation and Adaptation
2017 Mountain Central Conference (2017)
Paper | Mary F Baxter, Mary Heather McKay, Amy Woodward, Kimberly Broussard, Jessica Gonzalez

The House of Delegates, Delegate Assembly, and Representative Assembly: A Historical Review of AOTA's Policy-Making Body and Historic Policies
2017 AOTA Annual Conference (2017)
Paper | Mary F Baxter, Kathlyn L Reed

Applying Creativity Theories to Occupational Therapy Practice
2017 AOTA Annual Conference (2017)
Poster | Mary F Baxter, Tina Fletcher

Tracing the History of the Constructs of Creativity in Occupational Therapy Practice and Education
2017 AOTA Annual Conference (2017)
Podium | Mary F Baxter, Tiina Fletcher

Cancer Survivorship as a Chronic Condition; Implications for Occupational Therapy
AOTA Specialty Conference (2016)
Paper | Sheila M Longpre, Mary F. Baxter, Robin Newman, Katie M Polo

Professional Affiliations

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

Honors & Awards

  • Occupational Therapist of the Year, Texas Occupational Therapy Association (2016)