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Carter's Play Play is now offering Occcupational Therapy (OT) services including:

  • Sensory Integration (see below for description)

  • Fine Motor Skills (e.g., handwriting)

  • Self Help Skills (e.g., dressing)

  • Feeding Skills

Pediatric Occupational Therapists address the occupation of the child, so they can learn and interact with their world. Some children have sensory processing differences impacting the child’s occupation that require specialized therapy.

Evaluations and OT appointments (one-hour in length) are now being scheduled. 

Please contact us here  or call us at 317-763-1568 to request more information.

In Network:  Anthem (BC/BS), CareSource, MHS (Ambetter), Encircle/Encore, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Sagamore, Cigna, Tricare (West) ***Adding new carriers; please check with us to see if your carrier is available.***

***LEL Home Services can provide approved Medicaid services at Carter’s Play Place***


What is Sensory Integration?  

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Sensory integration refers to the brains ability to take in sensory stimuli, make sense of it and act upon it appropriately.  Some people can be over and under sensitive to the input impacting how they respond and therefore impacting daily activities and social situations.  Sensory refers to visual, auditory, tactile/touch, olfactory/smell,taste.  There is also three other senses that we are not taught about : vestibular, sense of movement, proprioception, body awareness, and kinesthesia, how the body is moving.  Some signs of sensory integration problems could include but not limited to:

  • Over-sensitive to sounds such as vacuum cleaner, mixer, toilet flushing

  • Seeking movement all the time / Difficulties sitting still and attending or deliberately crashing into objects to seek input or the opposite being very fearful of movement or having feet off the ground

  • Dislike touching wet or different textures

  • Gagging with textures of foods or picky eaters.

Please contact us to find out more OT information and setting up an evaluation with us. 

 

CAROLYN SPREHE

Carolyn is a pediatric occupational therapist who graduated from the University of Indianapolis. Her passion is helping children reach their full potential at their job - successfully being a kid! Carolyn proudly represents Soliant Health as a school based occupational therapist for Logansport Community School Corporation serving children of all ages, pre-school through high school, and all abilities and is now joining the Carter's Play Place family. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, she was an aquatic specialist / program manager for ShowMe Aquatics & Fitness for over a decade. She provided direct aquatic exercise for children and adults of all ages and abilities as well as collaborated with aquatic physical, occupational, and recreational therapists providing aquatic therapy in each discipline. Carolyn provides sensory integration and traditional occupational therapy services in a natural setting at Carter's Play Place.

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Carter’s Crew, Inc 501(c)(3) is our charity arm we put together to make our services affordable for families with special needs children. Your donation could help a special needs family afford a membership. We are also in the process of setting up a respite care parent’s night out for our special needs community that will be fully funded by Carter’s Crew.

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