Staff

Carol Neu-Frauman MS, OTR/L

Carol is the owner and director of Occupational Therapy Connections. She has been an occupational therapist since 1979. She has an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy and a graduate degree in counseling.  Carol has specialized in, and pursued extensive training in, the treatment of sensory processing and sensori-motor dysfunction in children through adults. Additionally, she has participated in specialty training related to Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI), motor and balance skills development, functional visual skills, handwriting, Bal Vis X, and Therapeutic Listening. She has training in and provides trauma-informed occupational therapy to clients who have been adopted, are in foster care, and/or who have experienced trauma.  She was a past coordinator of the Central Indiana Sensory Processing Consortium. She has been a guest lecturer on sensory processing disorder at the Indiana University Department of Occupational Therapy, at elementary schools, and at mental health organizations.  She has been a guest lecturer at Riley Hospital at Indiana University Medical Center and adoption agencies and support groups on the co-morbidity of sensory processing disorder and regulatory disorders with adopted children and children with trauma histories

Cassie Conner, MS, OTR/L

Cassie Conner is an occupational therapist who received her graduate degree in occupational therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She has worked previously in mental health and pediatric occupational therapy clinics. In addition to working as a school occupational therapist for 26 years, she also works at our clinic. Cassie has the unique opportunity to provide clinic-based occupational therapy while bringing added expertise to clinic treatment in supporting skills needed in the classroom. Additionally she has insight into the development of effective and realistic occupational therapy-based classroom accommodations. She has a passion for supporting hand and fine motor skills development and learning and remediating handwriting skills.  At our clinic Cassie provides occupational therapy treatment to address sensory processing, reflex integration, self-regulation, balance and motor skills, and handwriting needs. She has pursued specialty training in a variety of handwriting programs, Zones of Regulation program, and Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI). Cassie has a playful approach to therapy which supports engagement in treatment. Her hobbies include knitting, reading, yoga, and traveling.

Abigail Avery, MS, OTR/L

Abigail (“Abby”) Avery, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist at Occupational Therapy Connections. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Occupational Therapy at Ithaca College. She is interested in addressing each person as a whole, and supporting individuals to meet their highest potential. At our clinic she works with clients having challenges with sensory processing, self-regulation, reflex integration, and balance and motor skills. Abigail has participated in training for trauma-informed care and attachment support, and she provides trauma-informed occupational therapy to children with histories of foster care, adoption, and trauma histories. Abigail has pursued specialty training in Therapeutic Listening, Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI), Zones of Regulation, and hippotherapy. Abigail has a calm and gentle approach to treatment which supports the treatment process.  She has provided occupational therapy through First Steps Early Intervention Program and also at an occupational therapy clinic which specialized in hippotherapy, providing services to children with a wide range of diagnoses. Additionally she has provided services to families through the Department of Child Services. Her hobbies and interests include dancing, yoga, running, cycling, music, and traveling.

If you are interested in learning more about the services available at Occupational Therapy Connections or if you have questions, please call us at (317) 581-1185.