Pediatric Therapy of Indiana, LLC is a private outpatient clinic providing pediatric occupational therapy services to children from ages 0-18. We hope to add physical therapy and speech and language therapy in the very near future. We have 2 large open gyms to provide therapy intervention in with a variety of suspended equipment (swings), physioballs, balance boards, obstacle courses, and several other treatment modalities. We also offer private treatment rooms when needed. Our clinic is fully handicap accessible. We are in a one story building with a large child friendly waiting room with a play table and TV for siblings and parents to enjoy while their loved one is receiving therapy services. Our clinic also offers play groups (arranged by age) outside of regular therapy sessions with trained developmental therapists in a play environment with other children to enhance your child’s learning and developmental skills. These play groups are provided by NCA Therapy.

We are an in-network provider for Anthem insurance, we accept fee for service as well as Indiana Traditional Medicaid . Cash, credit cards and HSA cards are accepted.

Why choose Pediatric Therapy of Indiana?

Our goal is SIMPLE

Provide the best possible therapy services to the children we serve!


We provide comprehensive evaluations, individual treatment sessions, home programs, consultation services with schools, medical professionals and other therapy providers, and collaborate & educate families/caregivers on ways for the child to reach their fullest potential. Our clinic implements a family-centered treatment approach and provides a very welcoming environment. We work 1:1 with our children to provide a comprehensive evaluation and for on-going treatment sessions. We work closely with the child and family to develop an individualized treatment program that completely addresses the individual’s unique needs and takes a look at the whole picture of the child. Home treatment programs are updated and modified based according to the child’s progress. Consultation services are offered in order to work as a multi-disciplinary team in order to provide the best care for the child.

What is Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists are highly trained individuals to assist people of all ages from pediatric to geriatric populations who are experiencing difficulties with performing the functional day to day tasks at home, and/or school. In our younger population, a child’s occupation is PLAY! Play is the media most often used in the occupational therapy intervention to treating younger children. Play is highly motivating and engaging to children and is a natural media used by all children.

Through play, children develop the skills necessary to become functional and independent adults. For our older children their occupations include play and being a student. Therefore, intervention includes play and developing skills needed to be successful in the classroom. Skills that are typically addressed in occupational therapy include: development of fine & gross motor skills, sensory processing skills, visual and auditory skills, adaptive/self care skills, feeding/eating & oral motor skills, social skills, cognitive skills and family/caregiver support and education. The overall goal of treatment is to improve function in the above mentioned skills in order to thrive in daily life.

What signs could indicate that my child may need occupational therapy

There are several risk signs that could indicate a child may need an evaluation from an occupational therapist. For instance, if your child is experiencing difficulty acquiring age appropriate fine and/or gross motor skills, playing with other children, and/or handling transitions throughout the day then he/she could be experiencing sensory integration difficulties. If you notice your child is slow to master everyday activities, this could be a sign of developmental issues. Such activities include: dressing, toileting, feeding, manipulating tools (utensils, writing implements, scissors, fasteners), cannot regulate or control sensations they experience and frequently become agitate and/or has explosive meltdowns, cannot keep up with academic work in their classroom as well, and may have extreme difficulty planning how their body moves to play games or interact with toys in their environment. Lagging behind peers can be very frustrating for both the child and parent. Working with an occupational therapist can help children master fine motor skills, visual motor & visual perceptual skills, develop more functional sensory processing skills, improve eating and feeding skills, and help improve overall strength and balance development.

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), children with these medical issues may benefit from occupational therapy (OT):

  • Birth injuries or birth defects
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)
  • Learning problems
  • Autism/pervasive developmental disorders
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Mental health or behavioral problems
  • Broken bones or other orthopedic injuries
  • Developmental delays
  • Genetic abnormalities (ex. Down syndrome)
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Burns
  • Spina bifida
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Cancer
  • Severe hand injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other chronic illnesses

Staff

Tyla Hudon, BS, OTR

She is the owner of Pediatric Therapy of Indiana, LLC. Tyla has been an occupational therapist for 22 years and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has worked as a pediatric therapist since 1996. While Tyla was going to school, she worked as a rehabilitation aide at Riley Children’s Hospital. Tyla has worked with children of all ages in homes, hospitals, schools, and outpatient clinics.

She has had extensive training in the areas of Sensory Integration, feeding/eating/oral motor skills, Down syndrome, handwriting, and developmental therapy for children. She has worked with many different diagnoses including: Down syndrome, Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, pervasive developmental disorder, autism, prematurity, sensory processing disorder (SPD), club feet/orthopedic abnormalities, torticollis, neurological degeneration, cystic fibrosis, brittle bone, dwarfism, cardiology issues affecting development, spina bifida, muscle tone abnormalities, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and learning difficulties.

She is certified by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy. She is dedicated in providing the best possible care to each individual child she sees for occupational therapy. Tyla continues to attend continuing education courses to stay on top of the most current practice models and information to assist with helping each child reach their fullest potential.

Testimonials

My family first met Tyla when my son was eighteen months. My son was unable to communicate, having several meltdowns a day, and was having severe issues with his skin. I had voiced my concerns to my son’s pediatrician, allergist, and dermatologist. These doctors just kept giving him medicine to try to “solve” the problems. I felt like none of them were listening to my concerns. Finally, I was able to talk a doctor into referring my son to First Steps. Eli was evaluated by a team and qualified for speech and OT. A neighbor, that has a son with down syndrome, recommended that I try to get Tyla for my son’s OT. She sang her praises. We were lucky enough to get Tyla for our OT.

Tyla was truly a gift from God that we needed in our life. She has such a vast knowledge of children with sensory needs. Every week, she would bring new sensory items to push my son further and further in his development. I was simply amazed at how she took everyday, ordinary items and turned them into something that could help my son calm down. She was able to give us tips to help with my son’s sensory needs at home, in the car, at a restaurant, and even at the grocery store. We went from being stuck at home with a son having constant meltdowns to a family on the go. Not only did she help my son with his sensory diet, she also gave us suggestions on his food diet to help with his skin. Tyla’s suggestions help clear up my son’s skin, which helped with his meltdowns. She helped us, as parents understand how everything is connected and why Eli was having meltdowns. As a parent, I loved the fact that she would stay after the session was over and listen to our concerns. She connected with us as people and not just as a client. I will be forever grateful to Tyla for everything she did for my son and family. I truly believe that my son is on the right path of interventions because of Tyla’s help and direction.

Christy

We feel so fortunate to have had Tyla as our son's OT! She is so knowledgeable and caring. Tyla was invaluable in making progress with his fine motor skills and addressing sensory issues. She always made therapy fun for him, and I have no doubt that his time with her will have a positive impact on him throughout his entire lifetime.

Micayla

Tyla was truly a Godsend in helping us work through our oldest daughter's feeding and fine motor skills issues.  She excelled at turning occupational therapy into what would seem like play time to our daughter.  Not only did Tyla take the time to understand our daughter, but got to know our entire family in order to find ways to better assist us.

Bob & Erin

Directions

Pediatric Therapy of Indiana is currently leasing space out of the NCA Outpatient Therapy Clinic, which is centrally located in Daleville, IN. We are easily accessible from the I-69 corridor, 20 minutes NE of Indianapolis, and 60 minutes South of Ft. Wayne.

9000 South CR 800 West
     Daleville, IN 47334

Office (765) 329-2929

Fax (765) 319-2222

tyla@pediatrictherapyofindiana.com

From the North Take I-69 South to Exit 234 (IN-67 N). Turn left onto West Commerce Rd/IN-67/County Highway 550. Travel 1.75 miles and turn right onto County Road 800. Take your first left into the American Health Network office complex. We are located in the offices facing IN-67.

From the South Take I-69 North to Exit 234 (IN-67/IN-32). Turn right onto West Commerce Rd/IN-67/County Highway 550. Travel 1.75 miles and turn right onto County Road 800. Take your first left into the American Health Network office complex. We are located in the offices facing IN-67.

Contact us

9000 South CR 800 West
Daleville, IN 47334

Office (765) 329-2929

Fax (765) 319-2222

tyla@pediatrictherapyofindiana.com