Child’s Play + Family

Supporting more

Families that are well supported and are more involved foster greater progress in their child’s other therapies, and we believe that a diagnosis goes beyond the child.

Child’s Play’s vision has always been to be a resource where patients of all ages and need, along with their families could come to seek exceptional outcomes, all while adding to the meaning of what an Autism clinic should be.  In line with this goal, we have launched Mental Health Therapy for families. Our Psychologist team and Mental Health Counselors are here for brief therapy for families, couples, siblings and more. Whether working on your marriage, supporting your other children, or simply trying to understand and become a more active parent in your special child’s life, we are here for you.

Families face additional complications affecting their own mental health: Complex schedules managing therapy appointments, workplace stress, and many other factors may contribute to declining quality of life that deserves additional support and attention. Parents of children with ASD face additional challenges in their marriage and may see higher than average divorce rates. Siblings may need support preparing for an adulthood potentially assisting in care of their loved one, or simply coping with less attention being available from their parents.

Schedule an intake with our psychology team today, and let’s discuss your need, create a plan, and help you on your way to a brighter future. Better care is just the beginning.

It is of note that mental health visits for families are treated as separate medical records and a separate privacy wall. Our ABA team, including your child’s BCBA has no access to these records unless you choose to have something shared by the psychologist. The visits by you, your spouse and your children are separate clients with separate needs.

Meet our counseling team

Brandi Saldivar

Brandi Saldivar

Executive Assistant

Brandi came to us with 20 years of experience as an Early Childhood Education professional. As a teacher for 12 years, an Assistant Director and a Program Director, her expertise speaks for itself. As our Executive Assistant, she ensures a smooth operational workflow within human resources, is the initial connection with new staff during the interview process, assists with training initiatives and much more!

 

“My very favorite thing about my job is getting to see patients as they learn and progress through their journey here at Child’s Play.”

Kristen Gallmeyer

Kristen Gallmeyer

Administrative Manager, Jefferson Park

Kristen began her career at Child’s Play Plus as a Registered Behavior Technician and is well versed in patient care with 13 years of experience and a degree in Early Childhood Education. As Administrative Manager for our Jefferson Park location, Kristen ensures the daily operations of her location are running smoothly through the finest customer service and HR support for staff. Whether you are coming to Child’s Play Plus for the first time or are a well-versed parent; she is your first point of contact and can answer your questions, guide you along on a personal tour, facilitate appointments and much more! Our Welcome Team is here for you.

Alysha Neumann

Alysha Neumann

Administrative Manager, Glenbrook

As Administrative Manager for our Glenbrook location, Alysha ensures the daily operations of her location are running smoothly through the finest customer service and staff HR support. She strives to support families and staff alike through a friendly environment that cultivates our mission to play, learn and grow.

Alysha began her career with us as a Registered Behavior Technician. With a bachelors degree in Children’s Ministry from Cincinnati Christian University and 15 years of working with children, Alysha is an excellent addition to our Welcome Team! Whether you are coming to Child’s Play Plus for the first time or are a well-versed parent; she is your point of contact and can answer your questions, guide you along on a personal tour, facilitate appointments and much more! Our Welcome Team is here for you.

“Making our family yours through a smooth and positive introduction into Child’s Play Plus.” – Alysha Neumann

Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker

Administrative Manager, Huntington

As Administrative Manager for our Huntington location, Melanie ensures the daily operations of her location are running smoothly through the finest customer service and staff HR support. Whether you are coming to Child’s Play Plus for the first time or are a well-versed parent; she is your point of contact and can answer your questions, guide you along on a personal tour, facilitate appointments and much more! Our Welcome Team is here for you.

Melanie began her career with us as a Registered Behavior Technician and later assisting the BCBA with programming needs for patients. With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Huntington University and her extensive background at CP+, Melanie is an excellent addition to our Welcome Team offering friendly support to families and staff alike!

Matt Swick

Matt Swick

Team Development Leader

As Team Development Leader, Matt ensures new staff feel welcomed and prepared for their job as they begin their role on the Technician Team. Along with his time in the Learning Center he also trains staff on Safety Crisis Management (SCM) and CPR to throughout the year.

Matt graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University with a degree in Psychology. His expertise in the field comes from years of working as a Registered Behavior Technician and later in a training role; leading staff in Applied Behavior Analysis procedures and strategies to help them deliver the best, science-driven therapy possible.

Rebecca Allen

Rebecca Allen, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Rebecca is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) with a bachelor’s degree from Huntington University in Occupational Therapy. As a member of our OT Team, she works to develop, improve and maintain any skill needed for our patients to live their best life possible! Rebecca’s goal is to help break down any barriers that might get in the way of living a happy and healthy life, and to offer consistent hope, encouragement, and support. With OT and ABA experience, Rebecca is a valuable asset to Child’s Play Plus!

“I am so excited and honored to help your children live their lives to their fullest potential!”  – Rebecca Allen, COTA/L

Michelle Ashcraft

Michelle Ashcraft, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Michelle joins us from Muncie, Indiana after starting her career with IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. She completed both undergraduate and graduate coursework at Ball State University, receiving her master’s degree in 2015 and Certificate of Clinical Competence in June 2016. Her experience ranges from outpatient pediatric services to the neonatal intensive care unit to adult rehab. Michelle specializes in speech, language and feeding services. Her role at CP+ is to help teach children resilience, courage and how to form relationships. By offering new experiences and play-based therapy, Michelle works to meet her patients’ speech and language goals to improve their communication outcomes.

“Some children succeed because they are destined, but many succeed because they are determined!” – Michelle Ashcraft, CCC-SLP

Laci Boxell

Laci Boxell, BCBA

Supervising Consultant, Jefferson Park

Laci joined Child’s Play in 2015, coming from the human services field. Laci earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and religious studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and went on to complete her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University.

Mindy Fairchild

Mindy Fairchild, BCBA

Supervising Consultant, Huntington

Mindy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and earned her Masters degree from Ball State University, with undergraduate work from Huntington University. She is responsible the implementation of patients’ programming plans and assisting patient-assigned clinicians as a caseload assistant and Behavior Analyst.

She is the consulting provider for patient caseloads at her clinical location at Jefferson Park, overseeing direct care of the patients served there.

Delaney Keiser

Delaney Keiser, CF-SLP

Clinical Fellow – Speech-Language Pathology

Delaney is a Speech-Language Pathologist in her Clinical Fellowship year. With her masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Bowling Green State University, her clinical experiences include wellness centers for outpatient pediatrics, outpatient clinics, the university clinic and community hospitals in Ohio. Delaney provides patients with personalized care to assist in achieving the goals she has developed specifically for them while providing parents with the support, information and hope needed to help their child grow at home as well.

“I will ensure your child’s voice and your voice are heard as an onsite provider for Child’s Play Plus.” – Delaney Keiser, CF-SLP

Jordyn Krock

Jordyn Krock, BCBA

Clinical Consultant, Glenbrook

Jordyn is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and earned her Masters degree from Ball State University and her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Indiana University.

As a BCBA, she consults on patient caseloads at our Glenbrook location, providing direct care for each of the patients thriving there. Jordyn ensures each of your children are offered the best plans for success and work each day to reach and exceed those goals through the exceptional one-on-one therapy they receive.

Heidi Marsh

Heidi Marsh, COTA/L

Director of Rehab

Heidi comes to us from Illinois where she earned her associate’s degree to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). She has since earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Walden University. With over seven years of OT experience and 20 years of patient experience, Heidi is a valued asset to our Rehab Team.

Heidi oversees, directs and coordinates the daily operational activities and programs of the Rehabilitation Services. She schedules therapy for each individual patient and coordinates all Rehab Team human resource matters which includes ensuring compliance with all CP+ policies and procedures, insurance claims and billing, treatment productivity, efficiency and success, internship applications and student liaisons.

Heidi ensures the important collaboration between our ABA, OT and Speech clinical teams is successful to provide you and your child with the best therapy experience, customer service and expertise possible.

“I am passionate about using my knowledge and skills in collaboration with fellow CP+ disciplines and parents. I want to help provide compassionate, individual, family, goal-oriented care for each child to reach their maximum level of independence.” – Heidi Marsh, DOR

Joe Miller

Joe Miller, BCBA

Clinical Consultant, Huntington

Joe is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and earned his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Purdue University Global, with a bachelor’s degree in History from Huntington University.

 

As a BCBA, he consults on patient caseloads at our Huntington location, providing direct care for each of the patients thriving there. Joe ensures each of your children are offered the best plans for success and work each day to reach and exceed those goals through the exceptional one-on-one therapy they receive.

 

“I always knew I wanted to work with kids. I’m so happy that I was able to find a place where I’m able to make a real difference in their lives.” – Joe Miller, BCBA

Marlene Parker

Marlene Parker, Psy.D. HSPP

Clinical Psychologist

Families that are well supported experience greater progress! Child’s Play + Family offers counseling to families, couples, siblings and more. Many families find this support to be a great addition to help understand and navigate life as their child progresses through therapy here at Child’s Play Plus.

Dr. Marlene Parker is a Doctor of Psychology graduate from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her graduate work at Washington University in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Parker brings a diverse history of mental health and social work experiences to CP+ that includes being Lead Psychologist at a correctional facility and a consulting psychologist and life coach.

Rylea Prosser

Rylea Prosser, SLPA

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Rylea is a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. With a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in Communication Disorders, her clinical experience includes working as an SLPA in the education system at three different schools within the district. Since 2015, Rylea worked for Child’s Play as a Registered Behavioral Technician and in 2020 she joined our Speech Therapy team. With her background in education and ABA, Rylea provides the right tools to motivate your child to meet and surpass their goals of communicating effectively.

“Working your child over the last several months has been amazing! The progress that I have seen them make and the joy on their face when they are able to communicate what they want has made my heart melt!” – Rylea Prosser, SLPA

Tiffany Shaw

Tiffany Shaw, BCBA

Clinical Director - Behavior Analysis

Tiffany joined Child’s Play Plus at its founding as one of the original therapists. As a seasoned BCBA, she now works with the ABA clinical teams across all locations to oversee and consult with our clinicians and help train staff as needed. Tiffany specializes in consulting on early learners and verbal behavior acquisition. Her expertise in increasing the speed of new skill development with young clientele is evident as patients see exceptional outcomes!

Tiffany earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Ball State University and then her master’s degree in Special Education, concentrating in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Brianna Smothers

Brianna Smothers, BCBA

Clinical Consultant, Jefferson Park

Brianna is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and earned her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Franklin College.

As a BCBA, she consults on patient caseloads at our Jefferson Park location, providing direct care for each of the patients thriving there. Brianna ensures each of your children are offered the best plans for success and work each day to reach and exceed those goals through the exceptional one-on-one therapy they receive.

David Sober

David Sober, BCBA

Supervising Consultant, Glenbrook

David joined Child’s Play at its founding in 2014 as one of the original therapists. David earned a bachelors degree in speech pathology from Ball State University and earned his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University.

He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, consulting on patient caseloads at his clinical location at our Fort Wayne Glenbrook location, overseeing direct care of the patients served there.

Alexandrea Springer

Alexandrea Springer, OTD, OTR/L, CEIM

Occupational Therapist

Alex joined us full-time after her fieldwork rotation was completed right here at CP+ working alongside our OT team. With an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University and Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Huntington University, she brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. During her rotations and capstone, she gained experience in pediatrics, specifically children with autism. Her specialties include her certification in Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA to teach families how to promote communication while providing nurturing touch between themselves and their infant. As a recent graduate she looks forward to refining her skills and learning from her peers, the patients and their families to provide excellent family-based care.

“I am extremely excited to serve as an occupational therapist at Child’s Play Plus. I look forward to working with you and your children to increase their independence in activities that are meaningful to you both!” – Alexandrea Springer, OTD, OTR/L, CEIM

Jason Shaw

Jason Shaw, BCBA

President & CEO

Jason joined Child’s Play at its founding as one of the original behavior analysts. Prior to Child’s Play, he had management experience with a variety of companies in the retail, service and healthcare industries. Jason comes from an extensive family of entrepreneurs and earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Photojournalism from Ball State University followed by a master’s degree from Ball State University in Special Education, concentrating in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism.

He is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, specializing in functional analysis of problem behavior, sexual behavior management, precision instruction and clinical transitions. As requested, Jason offers consultation to outside clinical operations, assisting in organizational behavior management and policy-making related to healthcare practice. He provides knowledge and guidance for not only your children, but any child or family seeking help regardless of enrollment in one of the CP+ programs.

Rebecca Fulcher

Rebecca Fulcher, BCBA, CBIS

Chief Clinical Officer

Becki joined Child’s Play at its founding as one of the original behavior analysts. Today, she oversees all clinical aspects of Child’s Play Plus’ extended network of services.

Becki is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst as well as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). She earned a dual bachelor’s degree from Tri-State University in Criminal Justice and Psychology and then went on to earn her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Her clinical experience has focused on individuals with severe aggressive and self-injurious behaviors. Having provided behaviorally analytic intervention services in Illinois, Tennessee, and Indiana for both adults and children with various disabilities, her array of expertise is the guiding influence of our providers to exceed clinical standards and patient care.

Aleta Hosier

Aleta Hosier, M.S.

Director of Operations

Aleta joined Child’s Play at its founding as one of the original therapists. As the company grew, she played an integral part in developing and stress-testing our systems of practice. Today, as Director of Operations, Aleta oversees our practice model while driving the vision to expand the availability of quality, medically-driven therapy programs and support across our multiple locations.

Aleta earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Earlham College and an undergraduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Child Development from the Erikson Institute.

Rebecca Koverman

Rebecca Koverman

Marketing Director

Rebecca has a wealth of experience in design, photography, advertising, and visual storytelling. She brings 16+ years of experience working in publishing and advertising to her career at Child’s Play; which began as an outside vendor. As Marketing Director, Rebecca drives our message by pushing the boundaries of the brand and how we interact with the community. Whether it’s through our advertising, social media, website, partnerships, events, (and much more!) she strives to create a beautiful and lasting impression with our community.

Ben Dehr

Ben Dehr

Marketing Assistant

Ben brings a wide range of experience to the Marketing team with his bachelor’s degree in Photojournalism, Communication & Creative Writing from Ball State University. His career at Child’s Play began as a Registered Behavior Technician, working his way up to assist clinicians with patient programming and coordination. Only recently has he switched gears to join our Corporate team.

As Marketing Assistant, Ben utilizes his talents and expertise to concept, create and produce written and visual materials for both internal and community facing marketing; to include print, digital, video and website content.