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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Linsey Smith OTD, OTR/L

Linsey Smith OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 222L
(323) 442-2888
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Linsey Smith was born in the United States but was raised in Europe and in Hong Kong. She completed her undergraduate, master’s and clinical doctorate degrees at the University of Southern California. She is now serving as assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy, providing support for the USC Chan Division’s Sensory Integration, Engagement and Family Life Initiative. Dr. Smith has also been a practicing clinician in an outpatient pediatric clinic setting for six years, and has experience in mentoring clinicians, managing program enrollment and coordinating fieldwork placements. She has experience and additional training in sensory integration and group social skills interventions. Her doctoral work focused on program evaluation and quality improvement for group social skills programming.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2015 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2008 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy
2005 | University of Southern California



Book Chapters

Jalaba, T., Smith, L., Rice, C., & Lawlor, M. (2018). Promoting wellness and healthy living for individuals with ASD. In R. Watling & S. L. Spitzer (Eds.), Autism across the lifespan: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach (pp. 447-464). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. Full text