Occupational Therapy

Department of Occupational Therapy

Martin RiceMartin S. Rice, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor and Program Director
Occupational Therapy Program
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
The University of Toledo
Mail Stop 119
2801 W.  Bancroft Street
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-6694     Fax: (419) 530-4780 

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Rice received his Doctor of Philosophy in 1996 in Motor Learning and Control and his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1984 in Rehabilitation Education from The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Master's of Science degree in 1987 in Occupational Therapy from the Western Michigan University. His clinical experience includes adult rehabilitation in a variety of settings including rehabilitation hospitals, long term care, and out-patient rehabilitation facilities. Although he has worked with a wide variety of patient populations, he has spent the majority of his clinical experience with persons with stroke, head injury, or dementia. Dr. Rice is currently a Professor at The University of Toledo. He has developed an interest in working with assistive technology as compensatory strategies for improving function and independence. His research interests involve investigating motor learning and control strategies that promote enhanced learning and efficient movement performance with respect to therapeutic occupation.  In 2009 he completed a sabbatical at the Sheffield Hallam University where he studied safe patient handling practices within the British United Kingdom.

Selected Recent Publications:

Rice, M.S., & Hernandez, H.G. (2006). Frequency of knowledge of results and motor learning in persons with developmental delay. Occupational Therapy International. 13, 35-48.

Maitra, K., Talage, K. M., & Rice, M. S. (2006). Self-speech induced facilitation of occupational performance in persons with stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60, 146-154.

Holubar, M. N., & Rice, M. S. (2006). Contextual relevance and ownership on a reaching and placing task. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53, 35-42.

Fuller, H. M., Thomas, J. J., & Rice, M. S. (2006). The Effects of Perceived Risk on Performance during an Upper Extremity Transporting and Placing Task in Persons with Cerebral Vascular Accident. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60, 379-387.

Rice, M. S., & Renock , L.A. (2006). Personal Preference and Quality of Reach in Healthy Adult Women. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60, 577-586.

Grossi, J.A., Maitra, K.K., & Rice, M.S. (2007). Semantic priming of motor task performance in young adults: Implications for therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 311–320.

Hoppe, K. A., Kopp Miller, B., & Rice, M. S. (2008). Occupationally Embedded Exercise Versus Rote Exercise and Psychosocial Response in College-Aged Females. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 24, 176-191.

Applegate S.L., Rice, M.S., Stein, F., Maitra, K.K. (2008). Knowledge of results and learning to tell time in an adult male with mental retardation: A single subject research design. Occupational Therapy International, 15, 32-44.

Rice, M.S., Fertig, P.A., Maitra, K.K., & Kopp Miller, B. (2008). Reduced Feedback: Motor Learning Strategy in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 27, 1, 122-138.

Rice, M.S., Woolley, S.M., & Waters, T.R. (2009). Comparison of Required Operating Forces Between Floor-Based and Overhead-Mounted Patient Lifting Devices, Ergonomics, 51 (1), 112-120.

Rice, M.S., Davies, D.M., & Maitra, K. (2009). Immediate versus Prolonged Visual Exposure and Object Relevancy in a Reaching and Placing Task. Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(1), 22-35.

Maitra, K.K., Ault, K.E., & Rice, M.S. (2010). Grasping Naturally vs. Grasping with a Reacher in Persons without Disability: Motor Control and Muscle Activation Differences. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(1), 95-104.

Wehrkamp, R. A., & Rice, M. S. (2010). Long-handled shoehorn length, body mass index, and hip range of motion in healthy female adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 915–922. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2010.09097

Rice, M.S., Dusseau, J.M., & Kopp Miller, B. (2011). A Survey of Musculoskeletal Injuries Associated with Manual Patient Lifting in Occupational Therapy Practitioners in the State of Ohio. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 25(2-3), 95-107. doi:10.3109/07380577.2011.566308

Meyer, J.L., Rice, M.S., & Metz, A.E. (2011). Knowledge of Results and Learning to Tell Time with Typically Developing 7 and 8-Year-Old Children: A Single Subject Research Design. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 4, 141-153. doi: 10.1080/19411243.2011.595305

Slusser, L.R., Rice, M.S., & Kopp Miller, B. (2012). Safe Patient Handling Curriculum in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs: A Descriptive Study of School Curriculum within the United States of America. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, & Rehabilitation, 42(3), 385-392. .doi: 10.3233/WOR-2012-140

Stein, F., Rice, M.S., Cutler, S.K. (2013). Clinical research in occupational therapy (5th ed.). Delmar Cengage Learning: Clifton Park, NY.

Lough, C.L., Rice, M.S., & Lough, L.G. (In Press). Choice as a Strategy to Enhance Engagement in a Coloring Task in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Occupational Therapy International.


Last Updated: 7/15/15