Debi Hinerfeld, MS, OTR/L, Brenau University, Georgia
Debi Hinerfeld, MS, OTR/L, has been practicing occupational therapy for the past 25 years, with 20 years of specialization in the area of pediatrics. She has completed the USC/WPS Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration, and became certified in Ayres Sensory Integration in January of 2009.
Debi has experiences working with children with a wide variety of disabilities including autism, developmental coordination disorder, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, and sensory integration disorders.
Debi started the Southeastern Network of Occupational Therapists for Ayres Sensory Integration, which is an advocacy and support group for occupational therapists who practice sensory integration with their clients. This local group holds regular journal club meetings, shares practice ideas on the web, hosts national speakers on the subject of Ayres Sensory Integration, and has developed an international following on the web through LinkedIn.
At this time, Debi devotes her time to her volunteer leadership positions at the American Occupational Therapy Association and teaching part time as adjunct faculty in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Brenau University.