Susan (Sue) Swindeman, OTR

As a registered occupational therapist, since 1984, she has served numerous children with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, prematurity, sensory processing disorder, feeding difficulties, and various other disorders. Sue worked as an independent therapy provider for several years before opening Wee Care Therapy in 1994. She has advanced training in a variety of areas including, but not limited to sensory integration (certified), Interactive Metronome (certified), neurodevelopmental treatment (8 week Bobath training), craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, therapeutic listening, and the Wilbarger deep touch pressure proprioceptive technique. She believes that continuing education and advanced training are vital to the development of therapy skills. She is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, and certified in CPR. Sue also presents continuing education seminars both internationally. She co-authored books and CD (available through Wee Care Therapy) that offers over-the-counter, user friendly sensory strategies for home, daycare, and preschool called: Tools for Tots: Sensory Strategies for Toddlers and Preschoolers, and Tools for Infants: Sensory-Based Strategies for Parents, Caregivers, and Early Intervention Providers. As the CEO of Wee Care Therapy, Sue believes that family involvement and team communication are critical to the therapy process!

Michele (Shelly) Barrett – Practice Manager

Shelly is professional & optimistic. She has decades of administrative and customer service experience. She also has personal experience as a small business owner of a restaurant, and realizes the struggles that small businesses face. She is an excellent multi tasker who has specialized training in Microsoft Office, Medisoft, Quickbooks, and medical billing and coding. She held three different office positions within the first year of hire, requiring a high amount of organization, prioritizing & training. She is an accomplished practice manager and is responsible for numerous important daily company functions. She is certified in CPR. Shelly is a dedicated wife and mother of three. She has exceptional interpersonal skills and is a natural “people person.” Her friendliness & empathy with both clients & coworkers makes her highly approachable. In her “spare” time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, boating, and being active outdoors. Shelly puts customer service first, and looks forward to helping you and your family with your services at Wee Care Therapy!

Ashley Fosnough – Office Coordinator

Ashley earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from NIU in 2008. Her background is in social services. She has experience working as a care coordinator for senior services, legal assistant, and substitute teacher. She is CPR certified. Her special interests include creating crafts, scrapbooking, watching Hallmark, traveling, and spending time with her husband and 2 sons. She also enjoys volunteering in her son’s classrooms. Ashley also brings with her personal experience, as one of her children received services with us. She enjoys children. She is highly organized and is happy to help you navigate through our services from start to discharge!

Melanie Albers – Administrative Assistant

Melanie was drawn to Wee Care Therapy due to her dream of becoming a bilingual speech pathologist and a passion for helping others. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Psychology at Indiana University Northwest and plans to continue her education with a post-graduate degree. Her thirteen years in scouts allowed for a great involvement within the community, including volunteer work at several community organizations and animal shelters. She also taught a culinary basics class for children within her town. Melanie is a varsity runner on Indiana University Northwest’s cross-country team and is very active at school. In her free time, you can find her running, biking, traveling or trying out new restaurants. She has a positive attitude and loves to bring a smile to those around her. Melanie is eager to watch your child grow and flourish throughout their time at Wee Care Therapy!

Sherryl Miller – Administrative Assistant

Sherryl is originally from Florida but moved to Indiana to attend Purdue University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She worked as a client service representative in a veterinary clinic, and a manufacturing facility. She is experienced in patient files, data processes, scheduling, and billing. She also served as a liaison between clients and veterinarians, and between students and advisors, to help with communication and problem solving. She loves children and was a Morton X camp counselor in West Lafayette. She is an avid reader, loves to cook, exercise, travel, play sports, and learn new languages. She is fluent in Spanish (and knows some French and Portuguese). Sherryl inculcates positive mental attitude and serves as a ray of sunshine everywhere she is present.