Christy D, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2023

Clinical Expertise

  • Language Disorders
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Professional Goals

  1. Continue to enhance my clinical expertise through continuing education and professional development opportunities.

My Story

I was born to be an educator. As a little girl, I would often rearrange my bedroom into a classroom. My siblings and stuffed animals were my students. I was the teacher. Fast forward a decade, and I’m at Illinois State University pursuing a degree in early childhood education. One of my very first classes was “Human Communication: Speech, Language, and Hearing.” On the way back to my dorm, I called my mom and told her I was going to be a speech-language pathologist, and that is exactly what I did. Two degrees and 10 years later, my passion is to help my clients develop the speech and language skills they need to interact with their families and their world.

My Education

Bachelors of Science in Communication and Sciences Disorders,
Illinois State University

Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology,
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

My Blue Bird Day

I previously worked at Blue Bird Day from November 2019-Septermber 2021.

Blue Bird Day

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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