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Kim Schoessow, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV

Kim Schoessow
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Occupational Therapy
Phone: 
(617) 726-4432
Office Location: 
Shouse - 246

Kim Schoessow, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV, is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her clinical background is in low vision rehabilitation, focusing on home-based interventions for older adults with vision impairments.

Her clinical positions have been at the Frank Stein and Paul S. May Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation in San Francisco and at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Dr. Schoessow taught in the Occupational Therapy Program at Dominican University in California and held an appointment as an Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. She also worked as a Research Health Science Specialist in the Vision Rehabilitation Research Lab at the VA in Palo Alto, California.

Dr. Schoessow has presented and been published at both the national and international level. She has taken an active role in leadership of professional organizations, serving as the National President of Pi Theta Epsilon (the occupational therapy honor society) and as a member of the board of directors of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). She was awarded the AOTF Leadership Service Commendation.

Dr. Schoessow will be teaching many courses within the Occupational Therapy Program including Foundations, Human Development, Communication, Health Promotion, Aging, and a Low Vision elective. She will also be the faculty advisor for the Institute’s Pi Theta Epsilon chapter.


Research Interests

  • Low vision rehabilitation
  • Health promotion

Publications

Fletcher D, Colenbrander A, Schoessow K.  Vision Rehabilitation. In Bope ET, Kellerman R (ed): Conn's Current Therapy 2015.  Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2015.

Schoessow, KA, Mauney, LM, Uslan, M, Schuchard, RA. (2013). Evaluating the Barten image metric for predicting character recognition in people with low vision. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 50(10), 1343-1352.

Schoessow KA, Fletcher DC, Schuchard RA. (2012). Preferred retinal loci relationship to macular scotomas: 10-year comparison. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 106(11), 745-750.

Jackson ML, Wallis J, Schoessow KA, Drohan B, Williams K. (2012). Visual function in the “oldest-old” one year after comprehensive vision rehabilitation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(1), 183-185.

Schoessow KA, Gilbert LM, Jackson ML. (2010). Low vision rehabilitation interventions for people with ring scotomas. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 104(11), 704-709.


Education

  • Bachelor of Health Science, Pre-Physical Therapy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Curriculum Vitae