Nicole S, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department Lead
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2021

Credentials and Certifications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of Illinois, Professional Educator License (PEL)

Clinical Expertise

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders

My Story

Growing up, I was always interested in working in healthcare, but was not quite sure which direction to go. Thankfully, my aunt, who is a school-based nurse, told me about the profession of speech language pathology. She had the opportunity to work with various speech language pathologists throughout her career and thought it was a career I would be interested in. After taking introductory courses in speech pathology during my undergraduate education, I knew this was the profession for me!

My Advocacy

My Education

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology,
Miami University

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Elmhurst University

My Professional Goals

  1. To become a supervising speech language pathologist to new graduates completing their clinical fellowship.
  2. To obtain my Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) certification.

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. 

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