AboutOccupational Therapy Connections
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Who We Work With
- Sensory Processing/Sensory Integration Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorders
- Autism and Developmental Disorders
- Learning Differences
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Attachment Disorders
- Gifted/High Intelligence Individuals
- Genetic Disorders
- Fine and Gross Motor Deficits
- Coordination Disorders
- Handwriting Deficits/Dysgraphia
- Regulatory Disorders
- Foster Care, Adoption, and/or Trauma Histories
- Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder
Carol Neu Frauman
Ways We’ve Engaged in the Community
We have provided:
- Guest lecture on pediatric treatment of sensory processing disorder with Indiana University Department of Occupational Therapy students.
- Education and training on sensory processing disorder and supports/accommodations in the school setting for school staff.
- Guest lecture for Riley Hospital international adoption team on sensory processing disorder and regulatory disorders with adopted children and children with trauma histories.
- Carol coordinated the Central Indiana Sensory Processing Consortium, overseeing ongoing education for occupational therapists related to sensory processing disorder.
- Guest lecture to family support groups and mental health organizations on sensory processing, self-regulation, and adoption/trauma needs.
- Guest lecture/education for post-adoption agencies, foster care support agencies, foster and adoption support conferences, and community education groups for adoptive families on the relationship between sensory processing disorder, self-regulation, and trauma.
Get to Know Carol
Carol is the owner and director of Occupational Therapy Connections and has been an occupational therapist for 42 years. She has an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy and a graduate degree in counseling.
She specializes in the treatment of sensory processing and sensorimotor dysfunction in children through adults. She also specializes in providing trauma-informed occupational therapy to clients with adoption, foster care, medical trauma, and/or emotional 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, elementary schools, and mental health organizations. She has lectured at Riley Hospital, adoption agencies, parent education symposiums, and support groups on the co-morbidity of sensory processing disorder and regulatory disorders with adopted children and children with trauma histories.
Carol has pursued extensive ongoing training including Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI), sensory processing and integration, motor and balance skills development, functional visual skills, Handwriting Without Tears, First Strokes, The Size Matters handwriting program, Bal Vis X, Therapeutic Listening, and the Safe and Sound Protocol.
Get to Know Cassie
Cassie Conner has been an occupational therapist for 29 years She received her graduate degree in occupational therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She works at our pediatric clinic while also working as a school occupational therapist. She has past experience working in both mental health and pediatric occupational therapy clinics.
Cassie has the unique opportunity to provide clinic-based occupational therapy while also bringing expertise in the development of realistic and effective occupational therapy-based classroom accommodations and supporting skills needed in the classroom.
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 including Handwriting Without Tears, First Strokes, and The Size Matters, 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.
Get to Know Julie
Julie Munson has been an occupational therapist for 3 years. She received her degree in occupational therapy from Indiana University. While working at this occupational therapy clinic, she also works as a school occupational therapist. Her past work experience has been with pediatric settings, in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, and providing driving evaluations.
Julie brings with her a passion for working with children and an understanding of the skills and needs of children in everyday life and also in the school setting. She enjoys the children she works with and sees them as individuals.
Julie has pursued specialty continuing education with training in sensory processing disorder. Her hobbies and interests include hiking, reading, training her dog, and spending time with her children.