Payton D, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2023

Credentials and Certifications

  • Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Basic Life Support certified

Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatrics

Professional Goals

  1. To continue expanding my knowledge and learn as much as I can to grow as a therapist and provide the best quality care.

My Story

I have always wanted to pursue a career that helps others, and that desire led me to the healthcare field and specifically to occupational therapy. I have a passion for working with kids of all abilities and developmental levels. I explored nursing and special education, and as I learned about occupational therapy, I knew it was the perfect fit for me and I fell in love with the profession. I get fulfillment with every opportunity to support a child and their family and to help them become successful and live their most meaningful lives.

My Education

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy,
Saint Louis University

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science,
Saint Louis University

My Blue Bird Day

I am excited to be a part of the Blue Bird Day team! Building on my previous experience in a pediatric setting, I am looking forward to working each day with all of the kids, families, and other therapists at Blue Bird Day.

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!