Talecia R, RDN, LDN, IBCLC

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2023

Credentials and Certifications

  • State of IL Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Clinical Expertise

  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Lactation

Professional Goals

  1. My professional goal is to become a Board Certified Pediatric Nutrition Specialist.

My Story

Maternal and child nutrition has been an interest of mine since college. After having two children with feeding difficulties, one of which is on the autism spectrum, I have developed a passion for working with kids and families with feeding challenges. I have worked in WIC clinics with high-risk families and made lasting connections with kids with special needs.

My Education

Bachelor of Science,
Northern Illinois University

Enrolled in Master of Science Program,
Benedictine University

My Blue Bird Day

During my first visit to Blue Bird Wheaton, I received a warm welcome from one of the children which warmed my heart and I knew this was the place for me.

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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