Welcome to Bloom

Meet Marlene Plummer.

Marlene graduated from Indiana University in 1998 with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences. In 2000, she completed an M.S. in Communicative Disorders from Jackson State University where she was the first recipient of the Outstanding Clinician Award.  Marlene has experience with speech and language disorders, hearing loss, and feeding disorders in a variety of settings which include schools, First Steps, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, NICU and private practice.  She has also completed courses in pediatric feeding and myofascial release.

Currently, Marlene serves on the board of Family Voices Indiana.

Marlene grew up near Bloomington in Solsberry and loves being able to work with families in this area.

Fun Fact: Marlene grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Greene County; her family still sells trees.

Meet Ashleigh Cummings.

Ashleigh is a registered Occupational Therapist who has been practicing in pediatrics since 2003.  She has practiced in various settings including outpatient rehab, First Steps (home based Early Intervention), school systems and NICU and has experience working with children from infant to adolescence. Ashleigh has several “tools” in her toolbox that facilitate successful outcomes for the pediatric population. Her specialized training includes infant feeding, myofascial release, visual motor/perception and sensory integration, though she is equipped to provide services outside of those specialties. Ashleigh is the mother of 2 beautiful girls who keep her on her toes.  She has a great love for the good Lord and a good cup of coffee and truly believes that those 2 things combined keep her alive and sane.

Meet Lindsey Dean.

Lindsey has more than 12 years of pediatric outpatient experience. She graduated from the University of Evansville with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2005. Lindsey’s specializations include Neuro-Developmental Treatment Certification, training in Myofascial Release, Concussion Treatment, Wheelchair Fitting, and Orthotic Fitting and Management. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys exploring Bloomington with her family and watching her three young kiddos participate in various hobbies and activities.

Meet Cora Horn.

Cora Horn graduated from the University of Indianapolis in December of 1999 as a Physical Therapy Assistant. In the past, she has worked in outpatient, orthopedics, aquatics, and home health. Cora has also specialized in outpatient pediatrics for the last 14 years, treating children from birth to 21 years old. Cora continues to attend courses and conferences regularly to continue to provide the best care and techniques for her patients. Cora loves to spend time outside with her three children and her pet goose, Popeye.

Meet Rachelle Ahaus.

Rachelle graduated with her M.S. in Occupational Therapy in 2010 and has loved working in pediatrics since graduation. Rachelle has worked in outpatient pediatrics, school systems, First Steps/early intervention, and has also worked with adults in the skilled nursing setting.

Rachelle has a passion for working with kids and their families who face challenges associated with sensory processing and integration issues, especially with feeding including selective/picky eating. She wants families to know that they don’t have to fight the battle alone, and that help is out there. Rachelle has attended trainings in SOS and Food Chaining. Additionally, Rachelle is trained in Therapeutic Listening and has attended courses on sensory processing and vision.

In her free time, Rachelle loves traveling, camping, and anything related to Italy.

Meet Jennifer McDaniel.

Jennifer graduated from Indiana University in 2009 with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  In 2012, she completed a M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Southern Illinois University.

For the past 6 years, Jen has specialized in pediatrics, working in private outpatient settings and First Steps/early Intervention.  Her specializations and trainings include Autism and behavioral based RTI, Talk Tools oral motor program, Social Thinking, alternative and augmentative communication systems (AAC), and phonological processes intervention.

Jen’s interests include spending time outside with her son, cooking, and playing competitive kickball.