Linda M, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Blue Bird Day Staff and Linda M

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2018


Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelors in Psychology
Loyola University of Chicago


  • 1st place in Firehouse coloring contest in 1989
  • Honorable mention in my 3rd grade science fair

Credentials and Certifications

  • Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist 
  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified 
  • CPR/First Aid Certified 

Clinical Expertise

  • Sensory Integration
  • Balance disorders 

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My Story

I learned about occupational therapy while working as a TA in a special-education classroom a long, long time ago.  I was floundering around, trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and one of the OTs encouraged me to go back to school.  I applied to only one graduate program (UIC)  and decided if I didn’t get in, I’d join the Peace Corp.  Well, I got in and I’ve never regretted it as occupational therapy corresponds with many of my interests and beliefs: primarily, encouraging others to lead personally fulfilling lives.  After working as an OT in nursing homes for 8 years, I joined team Blue Bird to challenge myself personally and professionally.  

My Blue Bird Day

The kids are awesome!  I get hugs every day!