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Physical & Occupational Therapists: 
Empowering Children & Families to Succeed

Theraplay Learning Center  (TLC) offers a functional approach to treatment that focuses on the development of each individual child.  We provide occupational, physical,  and developmental services. We would love to get to know you and your child and discuss how we can best meet your needs. 

Norton Occupational Therapists  
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Mindy DeJonge photo
Renee Miller OT/Co-Owner
  • Occupational Therapy degree from Kansas University Medical School

  • 17+ years experience in pediatrics/adolescents

  • National Board of Occupational Therapy certified

  • Experience in a variety of settings – public schools, private schools, daycares, homes, and out-patient clinics.

  • Special areas of interest and training include treating autism, sensory processing disorders, and reflex integration, feeding difficulties.

  • Designer of special needs church program to help children with varying needs benefit from children’s church programming.

  • Graduated from Norton & lives here with her husband, Tim, & 2 children, Avery & Eli.

  • Passionate about meeting children at their level and working with the families to get the best outcome possible.

  • In her spare time, Renee likes to garden and bake.

Sue Rossi    OT/Co-Owner
  • Received degree from Colorado State University.

  • Worked as an Occupational Therapist for 34 years at North Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative serving children with varying abilities from age 3 to 21 years.

  • Nationally Board Certified since February 23, 1989 with pediatrics as a primary practice area.

  • Special training and instruction in the following areas:

             Traumatic brain injuries

             Autism spectrum disorder

             Sensory processing differences

             Handwriting without Tears 

             First Strokes handwriting 

             Visual and Fine Motor Deficits

             Sensory Based Feeding                                  difficulties/picky eaters  

  • Mother of 3 to Taylor, Kaylen, and Treven, grandmother to 2 grandsons, Knox & Jude; and 1 granddaughter, Colsen.        

  • Enjoys golfing, biking, skiing, hiking, and playing with her grandchildren.

Mindy DeJonge OT
  • Received Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree from Creighton University

  • Has a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in mental health from Doane College

  • As a graduate student, completed volunteer work in the Dominican Republic working with children with special needs for the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC)
     Has 13 years of experience as an OT, including working with children from birth to 21 years old in various settings

  • National Board of Occupational Therapy certified

  • American Occupational Therapy Association member

  • Has completed continuing education in the areas of handwriting, sensory integration,
    dysgraphia, vision, primitive reflexes and early intervention

  • Serves as a clinical instructor to graduate occupational therapy students

  • Loves spending time with family including 2 children, Ivy and Otto, and fiance’ Kyle

  • Started at Theraplay as a mother to a medically complex child needing therapy, liked it so much began working at Theraplay as a therapist!

  • Also enjoys traveling, being outdoors, hiking, listening to live music and reading

 Norton & Hays
Physical Therapist

Monica Hembd

  • Graduated from Misericordia University in 2003 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. 

  • Spent one year in St. Michales, Arizona working with kids 

  • Working with outpatient/rural health since 2005.

  • After having 3 kids, Dylan, Trinity, and JJ, of her own began working for Theraplay in 2021. 

  • In her spare time, Monica enjoys spending time outdoors. She looks forward to future sporting events as her kids get older. 

Hays Occupational Therapists

Chloe Rossignol OT
  • Master’s of Occupational Therapy from the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine 

  • Nationally board certified and State Licensed    

  •  Practice experience in a variety of settings (outpatient clinics, school system, incarcerated youth) and states (Maine, Mississippi, Kansas)

  • Children’s book author of 3 publications: Lavender Lion-A story about calming the sensory system, Orange Orangutan-A story about alerting the sensory system, and Peppermint Penguin-A story about reducing anxiety

  • Summer youth camp counselor, Young Leader’s Network leader, and chapter event planning counsel member at Epilepsy Foundation New England for 4 years

  •  Special Interests in Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Theory, NDT/Tone management, adolescent transition to independent living/secondary education/work, learning disabilities, music therapy, and Epilepsy

  • Originally from Presque Isle, Maine

  • Meaningful occupations to me are writing music, reading/writing fiction and non-fiction, hiking, and functional fitness

   ♥ TLC for Children with Varying Abilities ...

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