July 20, 2023
1:00 - 3:00PM ET
The Tourette Association of America is currently scheduling FREE introductory workshops exploring CBIT through our partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Debi Hinerfeld PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA has been an occupational therapist for 30 years, working with children, adolescents, and adults, in private practice, in schools, and in hospital settings. She is certified in Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics (CBIT) and has undergone post professional training and certification in sensory integration evaluation and intervention. Debi completed her doctorate in Health Sciences with a focus in Healthcare Administration in June 2017 and has taught at two graduate level occupational therapy programs in Atlanta, Georgia.
During the summers of 2016 and 2017, Debi greatly enjoyed serving as a member of the support staff to campers at Camp Twitch and Shout in Winder Georgia, a one-week summer camp for kids who have tics. It was here that she discovered the remarkable spirits of kids and young adults with tic disorders and the personal, functional, and societal challenges that they face on a daily basis.
As an occupational therapist certified in CBIT, Debi utilizes her unique OT perspective that considers the whole person and the challenges of engagement and performance in meaningful activities that a person needs and wants to do. Debi enjoys using a collaborative, function-based approach with each of her clients that promotes participation and independence, allowing each person to integrate new strategies to live life to its fullest.
Personally, Debi has been married to her husband Alex for 25 years and has a 21-year-old daughter, Madelyn, who is a graduate student at the University of Georgia. She also has two rescue dogs, a Goldendoodle and a Great Pyrenees.