Staff

Carol Neu-Frauman MS, OTR/L

Carol is the owner and director of Occupational Therapy Connections and has been an occupational therapist for 38 years. She has an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy and 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. This includes specialty training in Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI), motor and balance skills development, functional visual skills, handwriting, Bal Vis X, and Therapeutic Listening. She provides trauma-informed occupational therapy to clients with adoption, foster care, and/or trauma histories. She was a 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, schools, mental health organizations.  She has lectured at Riley Hospital, adoption agencies, and support groups on the co-morbidity of sensory processing disorder and regulatory disorders with adopted children and children with trauma histories

 

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 works to address each person as a whole, supporting individuals to meet their highest potential. She works with clients having challenges with sensory processing, self-regulation, reflex integration, and balance and motor skills. She provides trauma-informed care and attachment support to children with histories of foster care, adoption, and trauma histories. Abigail has 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 previously provided services to families through the Department of Child Services.  Her hobbies and interests include dancing, yoga, running, cycling, music, and traveling.

 

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 also bringing expertise with supporting skills needed in the classroom. 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 skill development, and learning and remediating handwriting skills.  Additionally, she also provides clinic-based occupational therapy to address sensory processing needs, reflex integration, self-regulation, balance and motor skills. She has pursued specialty training in a variety of handwriting programs, in addition to the 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.

 

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.