Hi, I'm Marissa!
I'm originally from Arizona, where I became bilingual in Spanish. I have experience working in pediatric outpatient clinics, public schools, preschools, and in-home settings. I enjoy working closely with families to help parents/caregivers better implement strategies into their everyday routines. I work with children who have developmental and language delays, speech and oral motor issues, stuttering, and children on the autism spectrum. I also have additional experience and training with a variety of languages due to my linguistics background. If your family is bilingual/multilingual, I'm trained to determine if your child has a language disorder or if they are learning multiple languages. I also have a passion for bilingual development and would love to help your family find the best ways to integrate languages spoken in the home.
I created Rockford Speech Therapy LLC for the flexibility to better meet parents' needs. Many parents want to be more involved with their child's speech therapy but there's so little time in the day. My practice is all about adapting therapy to fit into life's hectic schedule.
Translator for PrAACtical AAC content into Spanish
Certificate in Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
Snap + Core First and Pathways training
Insight into Providing Services to children who are refugees/
Languages of Refugee Populations training