Department of Rehabilitation Sciences - The College of Allied Health

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma HSC
1200 N Stonewall, Room 3092
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901
Phone: (405) 271-2131,
Fax: (405) 271-2432

Mary Isaacson, EdD, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA


Assistant Professor
OU-Tulsa Occupational Therapy Site Coordinator
Academic Fieldwork Education Coordinator

e-mail Mary Isaacson
(918) 660-3272

Ed.D., Adult Education, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2003

M.A., Occupational Therapy Administration, Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX, 1991

B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1985

Professional Program

OCTH/PHTH 7522 Intro to Assist Tech (Course Coordinator)
OCTH 7443 Promoting Occupational Performance for People with Chronic Conditions (Course Coordinator)
OCTH 7322 Fieldwork I (Course Coordinator)
OCTH 7632 Fieldwork II (Course Coordinator)
OCTH 7723 Fieldwork III (Course Coordinator)
OCTH 7823 Fieldwork IV (Course Coordinator)
OCTH 7312 Contexts for Occupational Performance (Instructor)

Isaacson, M. (2011).  Best practices by occupational and physical therapists performing seating and mobility evaluations. RESNA-Assistive Technology Journal, 23, 1.

Wilken, C. S. & Isaacson, M. (2005). Educating caregivers of geriatric rehabilitation consumers. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 21, 4, 263-274 (Invited Author).

Isaacson, M. (2005). Only the best.  Journal of Rehab Management, 17, 34-37 (Invited Author).

Isaacson, M. (2003).  Best practices by occupational and physical therapists performing seating and mobility evaluations. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Dissertation Services.

Professional Activities

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Commission on Continuing Competence and Professional Development (CCCPD) was charged with exploring the need for specialty certification in the area of seating and mobility.  AOTA created an Ad Hoc panel of practitioners and researchers that practice in this area to explore and research the topic and make recommendations to the association. Dr. Mary Isaacson was a member of this committee.

2007 Awarded Occupational Therapist of the Year Award by the Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association.

The Impact of Service dogs on Individuals with Mobility Challenges

Best Practices in Seating and Mobility

Fieldwork Education

Current Trends in OT Education

Seating and Mobility

Assistive Technology

Administration and Management

Adults with Developmental Disabilities