Colleen Wasemann, OTD, MS, OTR
Colleen Wasemann, occupational therapist and co-owner of Feeding Friends, has been working within the Indiana Early Intervention Program and outpatient clinical settings since 2000. Colleen received her Master’s degree from the University of Indianapolis and her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Chatham University. Colleen’s research and passion focuses on bringing the family together during the mealtime process. She enjoys seeing children gain independence in mealtime through decreasing their anxiety and increasing their skills. She specializes in working with children with sensory-based feeding disorders, food texture and taste progression, oral motor difficulties related to feeding skills, and helping children begin the transition from tube to oral feedings. Colleen is certified in Beckman Oral Motor Approach to Feeding, the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to feeding, and numerous additional coursework that focuses on the development of feeding and eating skills. Colleen’s enjoys mentoring and training new therapists in working with parents and children. Along with Jennifer Melton, Colleen has developed The MPOS Method to train parent and therapists on the management of mealtime challenges. Colleen is an Adjunct faculty member at the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, Dave and their two children hiking, reading, playing games. To contact Colleen directly, please call (317) 753-0930.
Shellie Mauch, M.S. CCC-SLP
Shellie Mauch, Speech and Language Pathologist with 10 years work experience, is the co-owner of Feeding Friends. Her career focus has been on oral motor and feeding development. Shellie’s job experiences enrich her learning as she has worked in a NICU, inpatient rehabilitation hospital, First Steps (early intervention in Indiana), and outpatient facilities. She enjoys seeing children develop their feeding skills and decrease their mealtime anxiety. As a mother of three little girls, she knows the importance of family mealtime. To contact Shellie directly, please call (317) 418-2664.
Michelle Dills, Administrative Assistance