Mariel S, MS, CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2023

Credentials and Certifications

  • CPR/AED Certified
  • IDFPR Temporary License
  • Professional Educator License (PEL), State of Illinois

Professional Goals

  1. I want to continue to grow my clinical skills.
  2. I want to expand my knowledge through continuing education courses and professional development.
  3. I want to build and maintain relationships with children and their families.


Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology,
DePaul University

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education,
University of Illinois at Chicago

My Story

I have an undergrad degree in education and noticed during my student teaching experience that I wanted to work more directly with children in smaller settings. SLP gives me the flexibility to work with a range of students of different ages and diagnoses, as well as connect with families.

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!