Blue Bird Day is designed to foster socialization, sensory regulation and academic learning in children ages 2-9 in a Preschool and Kindergarten-like setting. Our programs are ideal for children with Autism, ASD, sensory processing disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, stuttering, and sensory based feeding disorders. Relationship-based therapists work to build individual goals for each child and family to ensure future success in all situations.
Blue Bird Day’s mission is to champion children to reach their full potential by providing individualized therapeutic care.
Blue Bird Day is an Evidence-Based Practice, which means that research backed proof, our clinical expertise and your child’s values and preferences are at the heart of everything we do. We stay current on the most relevant and evidence-based research available and integrate these therapeutic models into each individual child’s goals. Some evidence-based tools we use:
Handwriting without Tears
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Blue Birds follow a structured therapeutic rotation each day that is designed to encourage peer interaction, socialization, development of academic skills, sensory integration and speech development. The rotations include:
Circle Social Time
The Blue Bird Day facility was designed by our owner, Dr. Laura Hawkesworth Mraz. Every detail of the facility was designed with the child in mind. The facility benefits each child in their daily activities and routines. The evidence-based approach is integrated throughout the facility, from the colored railings and minimally designed spaces, to the carefully timed transitions and program schedules.
Each child at Blue Bird Day will have a team of experienced therapists developing their individual treatment plans. Our staff consists of Certified Early Childhood Developmental Therapists, Master’s level Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS1), Speech Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, ABA Therapists, Social Workers, Feeding Therapists and Dietitians. Each plan is created to encourage peer interaction, socialization, academic skills, sensory integration and speech development for the needs of each child.
Blue Bird Day’s therapists are among the most highly trained and experienced in Chicago. Our compassionate therapists and staff build strong relationships with clients and their families. Therapists are dedicated to helping clients achieve goals and build confidence in their everyday life. All of our Blue Bird Day therapists and staff are truly what make Blue Bird Day extraordinary and stand apart from the rest.
Blue Bird Day West Loop Location
WEST LOOP LOCATION
Phone: (312) 243-8487
Blue Bird Day Northcenter Location
Address: 1921 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613