Taylor L, MS, DT

Therapy Case Manager, Senior Developmental Therapist
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2015

Credentials and Certifications

  • Early Intervention Specialist- Developmental Therapy
  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage 
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor 
  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified 
  • CPR/First Aid Certified 

Clinical Expertise

  • Specialization in infancy & child development from birth- 3 years 
  • Developmental Therapy 
  • Facilitating Attuned Interactions Approach (FAN) 
  • DIR Floortime 

My Story

I wouldn’t call how I ended up in this field an actual story. Right out of high school, I was struggling to find a major that just felt “right.” I stumbled upon the Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) and finally felt I found my calling. After about two years of switching majors, I finally found something I really enjoyed learning about, wanted to grow in, and finally had a passion for. My professors at PNW inspired me to continue my education, which led me to my graduate studies and to Chicago! 

My Education

Masters of Science in Child Development,
Erikson Institute

Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies,
Purdue University Northwest

My Blue Bird Day

I started at Blue Bird Day as a therapeutic assistant, just trying to get by during graduate school. During my times as a TA, Blue Bird Day and all the amazing therapists I was able to work under have all been such a huge part in making me the person and therapist I am today. Once I graduated with my Masters, I was ready to keep learning under the company that supported and taught me as a TA. Being able to see not only my growth here at BBD, but all the kids grow year after year has really inspired me! 

My Professional Goals

  1. Continuing my DIR Floortime 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. 

Want to learn more or you have a specific question? Feel free to connect with us here!