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Get to Know Me
and My Philosophy

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Heather Batman, MS, OTR, BCP, CNT, NTMTC

Pediatric & Neonatal Occupational Therapist

Heather Batman, MS, OTR, BCP, CNT, NTMTC, is an occupational therapist with 20 years of expertise in feeding, swallowing, and developmental skills for premature infants, NICU graduates, and newborns through the first 5 years.


Heather, originally from Pennsylvania, received her Bachelor's degree in Special Education from Bloomsburg University and completed her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at Chatham College.  After graduate school, she decided to head for warmer weather and moved to Texas.  Since then, she has worked in level IV and level III NICUs, coaching families in teaching their babies how to eat and move.  


In 2015 my husband and I welcomed a beautiful baby boy. Immediately we noticed our baby had difficulty with feeding and swallowing.  The vomiting was never-ending; eventually, our baby had trouble gaining weight and meeting developmental milestones.  Mom guilt hit me; it is real and can be emotionally overpowering.  I remember feeling frustrated, exhausted, depressed, and overwhelmed.  My baby grew from a protective eater to a food-enjoying little human because of our persistence and dedication.  


I look back on my journey with pride and accomplishment. My child is thriving, and my journey led me here.  


I provide occupational therapy, but I also help families navigate the medical system, provide resources for their child's specific needs, and coach families in teaching their children the skills needed to be successful with feeding skills and developmental milestones.  Guiding their children to thrive beyond five.  


I want to support you through your individual journey.  I want to share my experience and expertise while removing confusing, conflicting, and unsolicited advice.  


I can't wait to meet you and walk beside you on your journey as we guide your baby to thrive beyond five.  


Wholistic, evidence-based care with creative family-focused ideas.

I believe every baby has unlimited potential, and every parent knows their child the best.


I believe flexibility is essential; there are times when babies need a little help and times when they need more. Your baby's individual needs are at the center of nearly everything we do. 


As an Occupational Therapist, I teach everyday life skills. A baby's daily life skills include eating, sleeping, playing, and growing.


I coach parents in navigating a baby's daily life skills across infant development. How do I teach my baby to eat from a bottle, use a straw, sit up, crawl, dress themselves, and potty train? Let's walk through this together!


I want to be a positive support and trusted resource. I listen to where you are, where you have been, and where you want to go. I help problem-solve through questions. I combine your goals, best practices, and creative ideas to meet your baby's individual needs.


I can't wait to meet you and walk beside you on your journey as we guide your baby to thrive beyond five. 

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