Faculty & Staff

Heather R Coalt
Heather R Coalt
Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in Occupational Therapy
Year started at UF: 2011
Contact Information
Office Location: Occupational Therapy Faculty Office Room 5
Telephone: 419-434-5658
Credentials
A.A.S., Muskinghum Area Technical College
B.S., The University of Findlay
M.O.T., The University of Findlay
O.T.D., The University of Utah
  • Academic Credentials:

     
    Master of Occupational Therapy, University of Findlay
    Bachelor of Science in Pre-Occupational Therapy, University of Findlay
    Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Muskingum Area Technical College

     

    Heather Meredith, M.O.T. OTR/L started her career as an occupational therapy assistant 11 years ago. In 2003 she began her journey with the University of Findlay in the weekend occupational therapy program, graduating with her masters degree in 2007. Before joining the faculty in June 2011 as the academic fieldwork coordinator, Heather practiced in acute care an inpatient rehabilitation. Her primary areas of interest are with the adult/geriatric neurological and trauma populations.  As academic fieldwork coordinator Heather's role is to place students in clinical practice settings that enable the integration of academic coursework and enhance professional development.

  • Heather has served in a variety of capacities in district and state occupational therapy associations over the past 11 years, has been an item writer for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, and is currently serving as a roster of accreditation evaluator for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. In 2007 Heather was a co-writer of a grant that was awarded to Focus on Friends Drop in Center in Findlay for just under $25,000. The grant was for "Improving Quality of Living for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness Through Increased Access to Opportunities for Social Participation". 

    Awards 

    OT Student of the Year, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, 2007 

    Outstanding Weekend Graduate Student Award, University of Findlay, 2007

    Service Award, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, 2003 OTA Student of the Year, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, 2001

  • Meredith, H. (2007). Transitioning From an OTA to an OT. OT Practice, (22) 28.

    Presentations 

    Heather was a co-presenter at an Ohio Occupational Therapy Association's Southeast District meeting in 2011. The topic was, "Taking the Fear out of Fieldwork".