what we do
why rockford speech therapy
Rockford Speech Therapy is unique because of its flexibility and personal attention. We understand how concerned you are about your child's development, so we offer personalized attention with therapy carefully tailored to each child's needs.
Balancing work, family, and daily demands can be a struggle; that's why we strive to provide convenient therapy times, including after-work , to fit your hectic schedule. We also offer multiple ways for you to access therapy, including in-office visits, teletherapy, and even home visits. We accept several health insurance plans to address your financial concerns, including Medicaid.
We serve various clients at Rockford Speech - from children to adults. We assess and treat children who have developmental and language delays, speech and oral motor issues, stuttering, and children on the autism spectrum. If your family is bilingual/multilingual, our Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologists can determine if your child has a language disorder or if they are simply learning multiple languages. We have a passion for bilingual development and would love to help your family find the best ways to integrate languages spoken in the home. We also serve adults for accent modification coaching and stuttering therapy.
Certified Autism Specialist IBCCES
Certificate in Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
Certified Member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Michigan State SLP License (LARA)
"Insight into Providing Services to Children Who Are Refugees Training"
Languages of Refugee Populations training
Consultant at The Refugee Education Center
Volunteer at Project Speech Therapy International Outreach
Spanish Translator for Hablando PractiCAAmente
meet the team
Marissa Doletzky MS, CCC-SLP
Owner and Bilingual Speech Therapist
Hi there! I'm Marissa. I'm a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist and Owner of Rockford Speech Therapy. My love for speech and language drove me to open a clinic that will serve the community's needs in ways that best work for them. 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 speech therapy strategies into their everyday routines. I'm bilingual in Spanish, and I also have training in linguistics and specialized training working with bilingual families. I currently live in Rockford with my husband. I'm a Step-mama, fur-mama, and mama to two kids under two! Certifications: • Certified PROMPT Trained Therapist • Certificate in Cultural & Linguistic Diversity • Certified Member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) • Michigan State SLP License (LARA)
Liv Baker M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Hi there, I'm Liv (short for Olivia)! I have been a speech-language pathologist at Rockford Speech Therapy since January 2022, working with pediatric and adult populations. Within the pediatric population, I primarily work with articulation/phonological disorders, language disorders, executive functioning disorders, fluency disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Within the adult population, I primarily work with those with aphasia, executive functioning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, fluency disorders, or traumatic brain injuries. I am also working through John Barnes' myofascial release seminars and plan on incorporating my skills into my sessions. I push my clients to their fullest potential, make therapy as fun and functional as possible, and tailor it to them and their goals. In my free time, you can find me doing hot yoga, reading, knitting, or playing with my kitten! I currently live in Grand Rapids with my kitten. I love being part of the Rockford Speech Therapy team!
Samantha Crimmins, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech & Feeding Therapist
Hi there! I'm Sam (Samantha)! I'm a speech and language pathologist who graduated with a Bachelor's in Speech and Language Pathology and French and completed her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Northern Colorado. I have experience working in various medical and educational settings with pediatrics and adults. I also have worked with multiple diagnoses, including articulation/phonological and language disorders, childhood apraxia, stuttering, pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, and motor speech disorders requiring AAC. I have studied and been trained in Beckman Oral Motor, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach, Fragile Infant Feeding Institute (FIFI), Catherine Shaker and Melanie Potock's Feeding courses, NOMAS International Feeding Symposium, Lindamood-Bell's Visualizing and Verbalizing, PECS, LAMP and Tobii Dynavox Core (AAC). I am passionate about using a positive developmental play-based approach with infants and children with feeding and communication challenges. I plan to continue my education in the areas of feeding and swallowing, myofunctional disorders, voice, childhood apraxia of speech, and AAC. I am certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Michigan and Colorado. I live near Rockford and enjoy spending time in nature, writing, reading, baking, and outdoor activities with my husband, young daughter, and sassy Great Pyrenees mountain dog.
Maria Sprik, MA, CCC-SLP
Bilingual (Spanish/English) Speech Therapist
Hi there, I'm Maria! I'm a bilingual (Spanish/English) speech-language pathologist and have been practicing for eight years. I have experience working in schools, home health, outpatient rehabilitation, and private practice. I love being an SLP! I specialize in bilingualism, bilingual language development, Autism, AAC, Complex Communication Disorders, Pediatric Receptive and Expressive Language, Phonology/Articulation, Motor Speech Disorders, and Social/Pragmatic Language Disorders. I am passionate about neurodiversity-affirming therapy and culturally and linguistically appropriate service delivery. I recently moved from Wilmington, NC, back to Grand Rapids, my hometown. I live in GR with my husband, a 7-month-old son, and our Australian Shepherd, Daisy. I am so excited to be back in Michigan! I love all things outdoors and enjoy camping, hiking, running, and kayaking. I am looking forward to joining the team at Rockford Speech Therapy! Certifications: • Certified Member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) • Michigan State SLP license (LARA) • North Carolina State SLP license (NCBOESLPA) • Inside Out Sensory Certificate for Speech-Language Pathologists