Stephanie R, DT

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

Credentials and Certifications

  • Early Intervention
  • Mandated Reporter

Clinical Expertise

  • Developmental Therapy

My Story

In college, I always knew that I wanted to work with children, thinking that I would be a child life specialist. However, I became interested in developmental therapy when I became a teacher at a daycare. It was a great feeling making a positive impact and helping each child grow, gain skills, and work towards independence, and I thought it would be amazing to assist those children in need of any extra attention and support.

My Education

Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My Professional Goals

  1. I hope to continue expanding my knowledge and experience as a Developmental Therapist to help me decide what Master’s degree to pursue. At the moment, I am thinking of social work or special education.

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!