Our innovative program at Blue Bird Day is beginning to be recognized by not just parents and pediatricians, but at a national peer-reviewed level as well. Our Publications List is a comprehensive list of publications related to our program. It is updated regularly and updates are communicated via constant contact updates and social media. 

Our Publications

Greif, A., Lim, H., Gurga, A., Jarvis, J., & Khetani, M.A. (2017, June). Partnering to pilot PEM for family centered assessment and care planning. Workshop for service providers at Blue Bird Day, Chicago, IL.


Greif, A. & Stoffel, A. (2019, April). Utilizing participation and occupation to guide the pediatric occupational therapy process. Paper session presented at the annual conference of American Occupational Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA.

Gurga, A., Greif, A., Sidorowych, C., Magasi, S., & Khetani, M.A. (2019). Stakeholder engagement to optimize participation-focused e-reports for care planning in early childhood. Accessed via the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Participation Knowledge Hub at: https://www.canchild.ca/en/resources/223-young-children-s-participation-and-environment-measure-ycpem

Jarvis, J. M., Gurga, A., Greif, A., Lim, H., Anaby, D., Teplicky, R., & Khetani, M. A. (2019). Usability of the Participation and Environment Measure Plus (PEM+) for client-centered and participation-focused care planning. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73,7304205130.https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.032235

Little, L. & Stoffel, A. (2020, April). Pediatric OT and Telehealth in Illinois. Panel participant conducted via Zoom for the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association, Chicago, IL.

Mraz, L. & Zubel, B. (2015). Blue Bird Day Intensive Therapy Program. Presentation for the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) Institute, Chicago, IL.

Stoffel, A., Khetani, M.A., Riagu, B., & Greif, A. (2017, March). Strengthening family engagement in early intervention processes of care. Invited concurrent session for the Scholarship of Practice Day, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Blue Bird Day fosters socialization, sensory regulation, and pre-academic learning in children ages 2-7 years in therapeutic rotations that simulate  preschool and kindergarten settings. Our compassionate therapists practice a relationship-based and family-centered approach, provide parent training, and collaborate on goals and individualized intensive treatment plans for your child.

We believe in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team approach to therapy. A team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and therapeutic assistants are created for each child to ensure child and family are fully supported and the best possible results are achieved.  

Options for individualized, group and virtual therapy sessions are available as well. 

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