Raelene (Rae) Harvey, OTR
Raelene is a registered occupational therapist who earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hope College in 2014, and a Master’s Degree in occupational therapy from Grand Valley in 2016. Her professional experience is from working in a hospital acute rehabilitation unit. Patient diagnoses included, but was not limited to, cerebrovascular accidents, arthroplasty, craniotomy, generalized weakness, and multiple sclerosis. As a student, she trained in rehabilitation and sub-acute care facilities, a camp for adults with developmental challenges, and a sensory integration clinic. She also volunteered and job shadowed at Wee Care Therapy. Raelene strongly believes that family involvement is important for children to achieve functional improvements. She has always been passionate about working with children. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, she served as a nanny for many years, including caring for some children with special needs. Raelene presented a poster presentation at the AOTA National Conference titled “Card Shop: Key Elements of an Interprofessional Vocational Program for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities.” She is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. She is also certified in CPR. Raelene is a passionate, caring, creative therapist, and looks forward to meeting you soon!
Danielle Moyado, OTR
Danielle is a registered occupational therapist with a Master’s Degree in occupational therapy from Midwestern University in Downer’s Grove, Illinois. She has experience working with diverse pediatric populations including children with autism, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke. Prior to earning her degree, Danielle worked as a one on one aide for a boy with autism, and in the office of a pediatric therapy clinic for several years where she had wonderful opportunities to observe and learn from the therapists there. She has attended advanced training in the areas of sensory integration, sensory processing disorder, neurodevelopmental treatment, and food chaining. She is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. She is also certified in CPR and the Interactive Metronome. Danielle brings a fresh, positive energy to her approach to therapy!
Elona Rhoda, OT
Elona has been an occupational therapist since earning her Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Chicago State University in 1986. She has a well-rounded background in sensory integration and neurodevelopmental treatment. She also has extensive training in the Wilbarger Therapressure Protocol, myofascial release, kinesiotaping, reflex integration, TES (threshold electrical stimulation), and feeding. She is certified in CPR. Elona is comfortable with wide variety of populations including sensory processing disorder, autism, cerebral palsy, prematurity, developmental delay, Down Syndrome, brachial plexus injury, genetic syndromes, neurological disorders, and pediatric orthopedics. She is experienced in the NICU. In her spare time, she volunteers at her church in the nursery and as a youth leader. Elona enjoys working to improve the lives of children, and being a positive influence on their growth!
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!