I discovered the field of Occupational Therapy when teaching English in China in 2003. While a preschool teacher in Shanghai, I was fortunate to work with a young child with autism and his occupational therapist. The experience changed my life and after returning back to USA, I was determined to become a successful occupational therapist and make an impact on young children’s lives.
In 2007, I established Eyas Landing where I first provided developmental therapy services for children in Early Intervention and have since grown the company to offer a wide range of therapy services that are provided in the clinic, home, school, daycare and virtually. While working with families across these settings, my colleagues and I noticed a need within our community for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary preschool program and established Blue Bird Day in 2014. It’s been an amazing journey since the moment I knew my calling and I couldn’t be happier that I not only listened but have accomplished exactly what I am meant to do.
My First Clinic
The journey started in 2007 on Randolph Street and we’ve become a leading therapeutic clinic in Chicago, with locations in West Loop, Northcenter, and in Wheaton. We started with just a few clients and now we treat children and adolescents all across the Chicagoland area for a wide range of diagnosis, including the following.
Apraxia of Speech
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder
Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Disorders