Mary Warren, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA
Director, Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation
Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1212
Office Phone: (205) 934-1800
Fax: (205) 975-7787
Mary Warren MS, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at UAB and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation. She is the editor of the self-paced clinical course: Low Vision: Occupational Therapy Intervention with the Older Adult, published by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She served as the chair of the panel that developed AOTA specialty certification in low vision rehabilitation and represents the association on a coalition of professions providing low vision rehabilitation.
She has presented numerous workshops on low vision rehabilitation and on visual perceptual dysfunction following adult acquired brain injury and is an internationally recognized authority in this area. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and she served as guest editor for a special issue of the journal devoted to low vision rehabilitation. She has contributed chapters to several rehabilitation textbooks including Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction. She is the author of the Brain Injury Visual Perceptual Battery for Adults and co-author of the Dynavision Guide to Rehabilitation.
She served as a member of the American Medical Association committee to review revisions made to the vision chapter for the AMA Guide for Evaluation of Permanent Impairment and was an invited speaker at a public forum on disability determination for individuals with visual impairment, sponsored by the National Research Council, National Academy of Science. She chaired the AOTA panel to develop specialty certification in low vision rehabilitation and represents the association on a coalition of professions providing low vision rehabilitation. She was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2006 for her work in vision rehabilitation. She is completing her doctorate in health education and promotion at UAB where her dissertation will address health literacy in older adults with low vision.