Jessica R, CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2023

Credentials and Certifications

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace (University of South Florida)
  • Basic Life Support (CPR and AED)
  • Mental Health First Aid

Professional Goals

  1. To become more confident in using AAC devices.

My Story

I decided to become a speech-language pathologist for a variety of reasons. First, my grandmother became deaf at the age of 2, and seeing her now having difficulties with communication in life has inspired me to help not only her but those around me with their communication skills. Second, I saw a speech-language pathologist as a child for help with my speech sound production. She helped me gain the confidence to use the skills I learned in speech in everyday life, and I want to help children feel confident in their ability to communicate.

My Education

Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Masters in Speech-Language Pathology,
DePaul University

My Eyas Landing

During graduate school, I was lucky enough to complete my final quarter of clinical experience at Eyas Landing. I really enjoyed my time there and wanted to continue working with a company who had similar professional values as I do.

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. 

Want to learn more or you have a specific question? Feel free to connect with us here!