Michelle D, DT

Therapy Case Manager, Developmental Therapist

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2022


Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education,
Illinois State University

Credentials and Certification 

  • Early Intervention Credential

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome

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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 Blue Bird Day 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.