Developmental Therapy at Blue Bird Day plays a very unique role in the intensive therapeutic day. Our Developmental Therapists are part of our Therapy Case Manager team, leading our therapeutic preschool and kindergarten programs in collaboration with our Social Work/Counseling team. Developmental Therapists bring a unique lens to our multi-disciplinary team at Blue Bird; Instead of honing in on one specific domain of development, they are experts in child development as a whole. They look at how each area of development supports or challenges one another, and specifically look at how relationships can scaffold a child’s progress globally. Developmental Therapists look at cognition, language and communication, fine and gross motor, social-emotional functioning, adaptive behavior, and self-help skills holistically, to assess and support global development through the early years. Our Developmental Therapist team consists of both Master’s and Bachelor’s level Child Development Specialist’s, with additional training in evidence-based approaches, including Sensory Integration, Intentional Relationship Model, DIR/Floortime, Play Therapy, Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN), and much more.