Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA (September 5, 1953 - July 30, 2014)
At the time of her passing, Dr. Case-Smith was Professor and Director of the Program in Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. A highly regarded educator, Dr. Case-Smith was co-editor and author of a widely adopted textbook: Occupational Therapy with Children, now in its seventh edition.
Jane Case-Smith was considered one of the nation's foremost experts in pediatric occupational therapy and rehabilitation. She studied, wrote, and lectured on a broad range of topics such as early intervention, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, movement therapy, and home-based services. She was also a respected clinical scientist, and had extensive experience as a grant reviewer for federal agencies and charitable foundations. At the time of her passing, she was principal investigator on two NIH-funded studies.
In 2001, Dr. Case-Smith was the recipient of the AOTF A. Jean Ayres award. From 2008 - 2011, she was the chief editor of OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, AOTF's research journal. (Retrieved on February 25, 2015 from http://www.aotf.org/Portals/0/documents/News/PressReleases/07%2031%2014%20AOTF%20Mourns%20Passing%20of%20Dr%20Jane%20Case-Smith.pdf.)
An OTJR article (Roll, Darragh, O'Brien, and Fisher, 2014) celebrated Dr. Case-Smith's life and expounded on her outstanding contributions to occupational therapy as researcher, clinical practitioner, and educator.
Dr. Case-Smith is one of the 100 Influential People in Occupational Therapy named by AOTA.
Case-Smith, J & O'Brien, JC. (Eds.). (2015). Occupational therapy for children and Adolescents. (7th Ed.). St Louis, Mo: Mosby/Elsevier.
Case-Smith, J, Frolek Clark, GJ & Schlabach, T. L. (2013). Systematic review of interventions used in occupational therapy to promote motor performance for children ages birth-5 years. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 413-424.
Case-Smith, J, Weaver, L & Holland T. (2014). Effects of a classroom-embeddedoccupational therapist-teacher handwriting program for first-grade students. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 690-698.
DeLuca, SC, Case-Smith, J, Stevenson, R & Ramey SL. (2012). Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) for young children with cerebral palsy: effects of therapeutic dosage. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 5, 133-142.
Roll, SC, Darragh, AR, O'Brien, JC & Fisher, TF. (2014). In Memoriam: Jane Douglas Case-Smith (September 5, 1953 - July 30, 2014). OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 34, 171-175.