Michelle D, DT

Therapy Case Manager, Developmental Therapist
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2022

Credentials and Certifications

  • Early Intervention Credential

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome

My Story

My original passion was for teaching when I saw the impact my kindergarten teacher had on so many lives. That’s what I originally went to school for. When an opportunity arose for me to specialize in developmental therapy, I was drawn to the impact I could make with the one-on-one sessions. The joy that I see on a child’s face when they accomplish something they have been struggling with is pure euphoria to me. I am excited to start this new journey in the classroom.

My Education

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education,
Illinois State University

My Professional Goals

  1. Consistently pursue knowledge and skills to continually better myself as a therapist so I can make the most impact.
  2. Foster an environment where kids feel comfortable and safe to flourish.
  3. To value and encourage each child as an individual.

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!