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Is your congregation a sensory friendly environment? Are you, your staff, the congregation, and each department trained to work with individuals who have autism or a sensory processing disorder? Per the CDC, 1 out of 59 children are being diagnosed with autism. The stats reveal that the numbers are continuing to skyrocket. Are you equipped to welcome the parents of individuals on the spectrum who seek a place of worship?
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Does your child have autism, a sensory processing disorder, or a behavioral issue? Are you in search for a pediatric occupational therapist with specialized training in ABA and sensory integration? Tyneise is not only passionate but also has an unending love for children with autism. She tailors unique treatment plans that are client centered and focused around their interest while incorporating a variety of frameworks.
Red Flags of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Per the CDC, here are few red flags that may be an indicator for further testing to determine if your child has autism.
Not respond to their name by 12 months of age
Get upset by minor changes
Have obsessive interests
Flap their hands, rock their body, or spin in circles
Have unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste, look, or feel
Avoid eye contact and want to be alone
Signs of SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder)?
Per the Star Institute, here are a few signs of SPD from their symptom checklist.
My child is in constant motion.
My child craves rough housing, tackling/wrestling games.
My child is overly sensitive to stimulation, overreacts to or does not like touch, noise, smells, etc.
My infant/toddler has difficulty shifting focus from one object/activity to another.
My infant/toddler does not notice pain or is slow to respond when hurt.
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy defined by the AOTA, is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
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As a national speaker, I have traveled extensively to conduct continuing education courses on autism, with Cross Country Education, and present at local events and autism conferences.
That was the short version, but Here’s the full story….
Shortly after graduating, I made the decision to relocate from GA to VA as a newly graduate in the field of occupational therapy. I had the wonderful opportunity to serve five schools in the district. It was the joy of my life.
But then…..I LOST it ALL!!!
I was able to practice, as a therapist, in the state of Virginia on a temporary license for the course of a year. As my assignment came to a close, I registered and took my boards exam that I had been studying for.
The results revealed that I had failed my national boards exam. The very thing that I had struggled with my entire life, poor test taking, had once again in my life. As a result, I was no longer able to practice in my field.
A college degree, one year of experience, and now unemployed! Therefore, I had to relocate back to GA and stay with my parents. No one would hire me. The reasons such as “I’m over qualified” became very old quickly. The only interview that profited me was a small school that was in need of a part-time, minimum wage worker. I was ashamed and miserable of being back in this place!
When Disappointment meets PURPOSE…
My new salary was now 75% less than I was used to making. My independence was now gone. A full time job was replaced with part time work.
It was in this LOW place in my life, that I absolutely hated, that I discovered a love for working with children with autism and behavioral problems.
This new love and passion led me on a path of writing books, training others, and conducting author workshops.
“Saturday’s training was wonderful and helped me in many areas. I am very medically minded so it was very interesting to me and I believe children of all capacities can learn and be taught proper behaviors but it has to be done on their level and skill of learning. The training showed this and showed different ways to help different children with the personal needs and capabilities.”
L. Anderson, Director of Weekly Education Ministries
“Overall the best evaluations were for Ms. Tyneise Seaborough presenting “Behavior and Classroom Management”. Most attendees were compelled to make comments like:
“This was great!
“This should be presented to the parents!”
“This class should be longer to hear everything.”
“Good ideas to calm students and I needed this information”.
– P. Knight, EOA of Savannah, GA
Hope for Autism Book
If you have a loved one that has been diagnosed with autism, this book will offer hope and practical solutions from around the globe .