Preschool Speech Language Pathologist

Blue Bird Day Staff and Mary P

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2019


Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Bachelors Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Credentials and Certification 

  • Clinical Fellow of Speech and Language Pathology 
  • Certified TEFL instructor 

Clinical Expertise

  • Early language acquisition and development
  • Expressive and receptive language disorders
  • Phonological and articulation disorders
  • Social-pragmatic language development
  • AAC
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

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My Story

I love seeing the world through the eyes of a child; filled with wonder and curiosity! It has been my privilege to be surrounded by little ones for most of my professional life. Prior to becoming a speech-language pathologist, I worked as a preschool teacher both in Chicago and in South Korea. Watching children acquire language and communication skills was one of the most fascinating parts of my job. I am now lucky enough to specialize in the development and acquisition of language and communication as a speech-language pathologist. I feel honored to share my clients’ journey and progress as they learn to interact and communicate.   

My Blue Bird Day

I greatly value the intentional relationship-based model that Blue Bird promotes. I feel that the relationships I have built with my clients and their families help make our sessions together not only effective but also extremely rewarding.  

My Advocacy

Autism Speaks

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. I hope to continue to grow as a holistic provider by learning from the different disciplines at Blue Bird such as occupational therapists, social workers, physical therapists, and behavioral therapists


I’d like to nominate Monal for being an all-around supportive team member. She has been doing such a great job in her department head role supporting her OT team and being so dedicated to her entire BBD team! We all appreciate your easygoing spirit and welcoming nature- thanks Monal!

My Peers