Vanessa N, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2023

Education

Masters of Occupational Therapy,
North Central College

Credentials and Certification 

  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Clinical Expertise

  • Sensory Integration
  • DIR/Floortime

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My Story

I came across the field of occupational therapy when I was researching graduate degrees after completing my bachelor’s degree in psychology. Occupational therapy immediately sparked my interest, specifically in the pediatric community, because it centers around a play-based, holistic plan of care that seeks to understand behavior as a form of communication. As a parent, I know how important this is to families and children alike! I knew very quickly that I wanted to make a positive impact as an occupational therapist working with kids and I’ve never looked back!

My Blue Bird Day

I had the pleasure of completing my clinical fieldwork at Blue Bird Day and quickly fell in love with their “whole-child” treatment approach. The therapists take such care in collaborating with each other and each individual family to ensure that every kiddo is given the support they need. I am beyond excited to come back and work with great kiddos and their families, in addition to the amazing therapists at Blue Bird!

My Advocacy

ILOTA

AOTA

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. I want to continue to grow and learn as a therapist in order to provide the best quality of care for the families and kids that I work with.
  2. I would love to eventually get certified in ASI and hone in on my clinical expertise as it pertains to sensory integration.