what we do

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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

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BILINGUAL THERAPY

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ALTERNATIVE LOCATIONS

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CONSULTING

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 and Saturday appointments, 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.

clients

​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-Langauge 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.

certifications

  • 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 ​ 

community involvement

  • Consultant at The Refugee Education Center

  • Volunteer at Project Speech Therapy International Outreach

  • Spanish Translator for Hablando PractiCAAmente

meet the team

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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 needs of the community in ways that best work for them. I have experience working in pediatric outpatient clinics, public schools, preschools, and in-home settings.

 

I really 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 we recently welcomed a new little man to the crew! 

Certifications: 

  • Certified Autism Specialist IBCCES

  • Certified PROMPT Trained Therapist 

  • 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 ​ 

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Leah Rankinen MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Hi, I'm Leah, or as many students call me "Ms. Leah"! I have eight years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and have worked with students from birth to middle-school age in a variety of settings including homes, schools, daycares, and preschools. My passions include supporting students with autism, as well as students with language delays and disorders, social-language skill needs, and alternative-augmentative communication (AAC) needs.

 

I love facilitating children in finding their voice and unique way of communicating. I live in the Cannonsburg area of Rockford with my husband and two children. I love the outdoors during all seasons whether it be hiking, camping, biking, swimming, or skiing.  I look forward to providing services for Rockford Speech Therapy during the summer and after-school hours!

Certifications: 

  • Certified Member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Michigan State SLP License (LARA)

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Devon Baker MOT OTR/L

Bilingual Occupational Therapist

Hi, I'm Devon! I have been a pediatric occupational therapist since 2014, working with children from 2-18 years old.  I speak Spanish and can provide services in Spanish. Some of my favorite parts of occupational therapy include supporting children with autism, executive functioning deficits, visual-motor deficits, and navigating sensory regulation. I love helping families find what works best for them. I currently live in Grand Rapids with my husband. I love staying active, cuddling our two kitties and traveling. I look forward to providing occupational therapy services for after school hours at Rockford Speech Therapy!

Certifications: 

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

  • Michigan State OT License (LARA)

 

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Liv Baker MS, SLP-CFY

Speech Therapist-CFY

 

Hi there, I’m Liv! I am a speech-language pathologist clinical fellow. I have experience working with children from birth to high school in a variety of settings from schools to clinics to in-home therapy, and extra experience working with autistic populations. I am passionate about helping all children and adults find their “voice” and providing my clients and their parents/caregivers with all of the tools they need in order to succeed. I currently live in Grand Rapids with my kitten. I am so excited to be part of the Rockford Speech Therapy team!