Jamie Maffit, MS, COMS, CLVT

Assistant Professor, College of Education and Rehabilitation

jmaffit@salus.edu

Education:

  • MS, Orientation and Mobility, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Certificate, Public Health, Temple University 
  • Certificate, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Salus University 
  • BA, University of Montana-Missoula

Role at Salus:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies 
  • Director, Orientation & Mobility Program
  • Low Vision Therapist and Orientation & Mobility Specialist, William Feinbloom Low Vision Rehabilitation Center

Clinical Specialty: 

  • Orientation and Mobility 
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation 

Professional Activities: 

  • Member, Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Professional Certification: 

  • Certified Orientation and Mobility Instructor (ACVREP)
  • Certified Low Vision Therapist (ACVREP)
  • Member, Association for Rehabilitation and Education of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

Selected Representative Publications: 

  • Perla, F. & Maffit, J. (2015). Student Portfolios in O&M - A window into the child’s experience. International Journal of Orientation & Mobility.

Professional Activities 

  • Graboyes, M. & Maffit, J., (2018). “Aging and Vision: Implications for Social Work Today and Tomorrow” Poster presentation at National Association of Social Workers, Washington D.C.
  • ​Lueders, K., Vasile, E., & Maffit, J., (2018). “An Individualized Approach to Addressing Challenges with Glare.” Oral presentation at Penn-Del AER Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Calvo, E., Gardiner, H., Maffit, J., & Fennell, L., (2017). “Increasing knowledge and screening rates of diabetic retinopathy among ethnic minorities: A scoping review.” Poster presentation at American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Calvo, E., Gardiner, H., Maffit, J., & Fennell, L., (2017). “Increasing knowledge and screening rates of diabetic retinopathy among ethnic minorities: A scoping review.” Poster presentation at Community and Public Health Conference, Lancaster, PA.
  • Maffit, J., Lueders, K., & Vasile, E. (2017). “Moving Through Transitions in Lighting.” Oral presentation at International Mobility Conference 16, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Perla, F., & Maffit, J., (2017). “O&M student-created portfolios and their role in transition.” Oral presentation at International Mobility Conference 16, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Maffit, J., (2017). “Guiding Techniques.” Oral presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. Pre-Conference Institute, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Graboyes, M. & Maffit, J., (2016). “Vision Rehabilitation: Accessing Transformative Services for Individuals with Visual Impairment” Poster presentation at National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.
  • Perla, F., & Maffit, J., (2016). “Student portfolios: What they are and their potential for O&M” Oral presentation at Southeast O&M Association, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Perla, F., Maffit, J., Ciccerone, D, & Smith, L., (2016). “Collaborative Practices Between Vision Professionals and OTs: Why, When, and How” Oral presentation at Virginia Association of Education and Rehabilitation, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Perla, F., & Maffit, J., (2015). “O&M Portfolios: Motivating Students to Learn, Assess and Share” Oral presentation at International Mobility Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Lueders, K., & Maffit, J., (2015). “Visual Field Enhancement: The Role of the O&M Specialist” Oral presentation at International Mobility Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Maffit, J., Lueders, K., (2015). “Visual Field Enhancement Strategies for O&M” Oral presentation at International Mobility Conference, Montreal, Canada.