Ph.D. Arizona State University, Educational Psychology/Lifespan Development
Research: Morning routines of Adults with Chronic Disabilities; Use of photo techniques in qualitative research; Adults with diabetes; Adolescents with disabilities – Transition and Inclusion issues; Tourette Syndrome and related disorders
Dr. Thompson’s work can be found in several journals including:
Thompson, M.E. (2014). Occupations, habits, and routines: Perspectives from persons with diabetes. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Science, 21, 153-160.
Strom, P, Thompson, M.E., & Strom, R. (Winter, 2013). Teamwork skills assessment for inclusion classrooms. Middle Grades Research Journal, 8(3), 83-98.
Thompson, M.E., & Oekler, A. (2013). Use of participant-generated photographs versus time use diaries as a method of qualitative data collection. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 12, 624-637.
Thompson, M.E. (2013). Use of participant-generated photography in a research contribution course. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1(4), 1-13.
20+ years of clinical work in occupational therapy in a variety of areas and settings including work primarily in pediatrics within the school system, home health, acute care, NICU, and outpatient care
Certified in giving Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests
Trained at the Ayres Clinic
American Occupational Therapy Association
Society for the Study of Occupation
SSO: USA member of Conference committee
Kentucky Diabetes Network
Committee Chair, Admission, Progression and Retention Committee, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department, Eastern Kentucky University
Committee Chair, MS Sub Committee, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department, Eastern Kentucky University
Committee Member, ADA Committee, University wide, Eastern Kentucky University
Committee Member, Curriculum Committee, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department, Eastern Kentucky University
Committee Member, Quality Enhancement of Graduate Programs
University Funded Research Grant, 2012, American Occupational Therapy Foundation Research Grant, 1986, and California Foundation Occupational Therapy Research Grant, 1986