Heather Roberts, Ph.D., OT

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Heather Roberts, Ph.D., OT


MCL 853


Ph.D., Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University, 2015
M.S., Healthcare Administration, University of Texas - Arlington, 2007
B.S., Occupational Therapy, Saint Louis University, 1999

Research Interests

Pediatrics; Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Disabilities; Constraint Induced Movement Therapy; Promoting Evidence Based Practice

Latest Articles

Development of a Pediatric Goal-Centered Upper Limb Spasticity Home Exercise Therapy Program for Use in a Phase-III Trial of Abobotulinumtoxina (Dysport)
Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics (2018)
Angela Shierk, C Jimeniez-Moreno, Heather Roberts, S Ackerman-Laufer, MR Delgado

Evaluation of Cortical Plasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy Undergoing Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy based on Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Journal of Biomedical Optics (2014)
J Cao, B Khan, N Hervey, F Tian, Delgado M

Motion tracking and electromyography-assisted identification of mirror hand contributions to functional near-infrared spectroscopy images acquired during a finger-tapping task performed by children with cerebral palsy
Neurophotonics (2014)
N Hervey, B Khan, L Shagman, F Tian, MR Delgado


Emotional Disturbance in the School Setting
in Cases in Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Assessment and Intervention | Slack, Inc (2015)
Heather Roberts

Externally Funded Projects

Transformative Practice
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine | $4,000.00 | 2019
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Goal Directed Pediatric Upper Limb Home Program Appfor Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy
Ipsen Innovations | $80,000.00 | 2019
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Pablo Sensors for Pirate Camp
Hawk Incentives | $10,866.00 | 2019
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Kappa Kappa Tablescapes Grant
$10,000.00 | 2018
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

Research Enhancement Program
Texas Woman's University | $6,888.00 | 2020
Research Grant

Travel Awared
Texas Woman's University | $500.00 | 2020
Research Grant

Small Grants- Mini AHA and HAI Training
TWU | $725.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Competitive Higher Education Funds
$13,600.00 | 2018
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Woodcock Institute Member