Heidi Baist, OTD, M.Ed., OTR/L

Hometown:  Middletown, DE
Joined Chatham: 2014

ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST

Evidence-based practice, Leadership, Online Education, Pediatric occupational therapy practice

PERSONAL AREAS OF INTEREST

Heidi and her husband are enjoying their time as empty nesters.  You can typically find them outside, either on a motorcycle or on a boat.  She enjoys travelling, trying new things, and spending time at their beach house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

BIOGRAPHY

In addition to teaching the capstone sequence of courses at Chatham, Dr. Baist is the Department Chair of an OTA Program in Wilmington, Delaware.  She has worked in a variety of pediatric-based settings including: NICU, early intervention, out-patient, and public schools.  Dr. Baist is currently the President of the Delaware Occupational Therapy Association and has presented locally, nationally, and internationally.  She has published on topics of peer mentoring, utilizing online training modules for professional development, improving pre-school teacher’s confidence, and virtual collaboration with teachers to promote self-regulation in students.

EDUCATION
  • Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Chatham University
  • Master of Education (Exceptional Children & Severe Disabilities), University of Delaware
  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, Dominican College of Blauvelt
  • Associate Degree of Applied Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Herkimer County Community College
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