Christy D, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Blue Bird Day Staff and Christy Driscoll

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2019

Education

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

Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Illinois State University

Credentials and Certification 

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) 
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in State of Illinois  
  • Professional Educator License (PEL)  
  • Hanen- It Takes Two Certification   
  • CPR Certified   

Clinical Expertise

  • Language Development    
  • Individualized Education Plans (IEP)  
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication   

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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 Blue Bird Day

I love helping my clients and their families feel empowered as they master new skills.   

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. Continue to enhance my clinical expertise through continuing education and professional development opportunities. Additionally, I would like to become a mentor for new graduates completing their Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)

Testimonials

From my peers:  “Christy, thank you for always offering a helping hand! You have shared so many different materials with us and are always giving great advice. Our speech team is lucky to have you! “

Christy is a great addition to our BBD team and we’re lucky to have you here.”

 “Christy is such a considerate team member. She frequently makes a point to check in on how clients and staff are doing. She is always willing to share her materials and take time out of her day to problem solve.