About Rock Therapeutic Services
Adrienne Rock, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
Adrienne Rock graduated from Minot State University with a B.S. in Communication Disorders, a minor in French, and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. Her career began in Long Island, NY, where she worked closely with a variety of clients, including those close to her passion – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Adrienne then moved to Washington and in 2004, realized her dream of opening her own comprehensive Speech Therapy clinic to serve the Puget Sound region. Over the years she has been blessed to work with children, teens and adults in a variety of settings including hospital, rehabilitation facility, educational settings, and a variety of private practices. Through continuing education Adrienne has honed her expertise in the following evidence based treatment methods:
- PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) Level 1 trained therapist
- RDI (Relationship Development Intervention)
- DIR Floor time
- Social Skills/Social Thinking (including coursework by Michelle Garcia Winnner)
- Advanced PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) training
- Alternative and Augmentative Communication devices.
- In the process of obtaining certification in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
- Verbal behavior theory and techniques
- Hanen It Takes Two To Talk certification
Adrienne is a member of the following organizations: American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Washington Speech Language and Hearing Association, American Academy of Private Practice Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and International Association of Orofacial Mylogy. In her spare time, Adrienne loves to run, do CrossFit, and spend time with her husband and 4 children.
Elvina Kuzmich – M.S. CF-SLP
Elvina Kuzmich completed her B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University and her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from Portland State University. Elvina began her career at Rock Therapeutic Services in July 2019 as a clinical fellow and has since completed her clinical fellowship here. She is a current member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Elvina’s background includes internships in a school-based setting and in a university clinic at Portland State University. She also worked as a behavior technician for a few years, where she worked with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Through her time as a behavior technician and her internships, Elvina had opportunities to work with various populations, including individuals with ASD, Down Syndrome, intellectual disability, language impairment, speech sound disorders, stuttering, and aphasia. Additionally, she has gained experience working with AAC clients and providing teletherapy services during her time at Rock Therapeutic Services. Elvina also enjoys working with bilingual individuals, and herself speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and English.
In her spare time, Elvina enjoys hiking all around the PNW, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Elvina has specialized training in the following areas:
- Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)
- Wired for Reading
Michael Yang completed his M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College in 2017. He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Michael joined Rock Therapy in December 2019.
He has experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the public school system, having worked as an SLP in elementary schools, high schools, and transition programs. He also has experience in working with both children and adults in the outpatient setting. His background includes assessing and treating a variety of pediatric and adult concerns, including speech articulation, receptive and expressive language, social communication, feeding and swallowing, voice disorders, cognitive-linguistic difficulties, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), alternative and augmentative communication, and aphasia. Michael enjoys partnering with each client and their family to form a therapy plan that addresses and supports the client’s individualized concerns, goals, and needs. He values the need to constantly learn and research in order to provide the most effective and evidence-based therapy to his clients.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys going on bike rides, watching the Seahawks, playing video games, and spending time with his wife.
Michael has received specialized training in the following areas:
- Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol training
- Michelle Garcia Winner trainings on Social Skills/Social Thinking
- Alternative and Augmentative Communication devices
Renata received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northern Arizona University. Renata began her career with Rock Therapeutic Services as a graduate student clinician and will continue as a Clinical Fellow. She has been fortunate enough to work with children with a variety of speech and language disorders. Renata has a particular interest in literacy, child language disorders, and early intervention for children ages birth to 3 years. She considers it an honor and privilege to serve her community.
In her leisure time, Renata enjoys walking trails, listening to podcasts, exploring the city, watching documentaries, and playing board games.
Tessa Folkerts graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. degree in Communication Disorders in 2015. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Crystal River, FL where she was a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant for almost 3 years. After completing her M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Jacksonville University in April 2020, Tessa began her career at Rock Therapeutic Services. Tessa is thrilled to be able to apply what she has learned from her graduate experience to her clinical fellowship.
Tessa’s clinical graduate experience includes assessing and treating in a variety of settings with various disorders, including expressive/receptive language, autism spectrum, articulation/phonology, cognitive, intellectual, and fluency.
Tessa enjoys building rapport with her patients and their families and values collaboration to improve communication and overall quality of life. In her spare time, Tessa enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family.
Ashly Barrios has worked with Rock Therapeutic Services since October of 2019. She earned her AA in Business is continuing to pursue a Bachelor’s in Business Management at Green River College. Working at Rock Therapeutic Services as assistant manager accomplishes her goal of employment in a medical office setting. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with families and to build relationships with those at Rock Therapy.
When Ashly is not working, she enjoys a variety of activities, include traveling, photography, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Chi-Shan is originally from China and works part time for Rock Therapeutic Services. He sanitizes our therapy materials and shreds documents. In his spare time Chi-Shan enjoys watching TV and listening to the radio.
Opportunities at Rock Therapeutic Services
Rock Therapeutic Services is a private clinic providing assessment and intervention for children with speech/ language difficulties. If you are interested in speaking to us regarding a position with Rock Therapeutic Services please contact Adrienne Rock at (425) 358.4885 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As we expand and grow, we are constantly looking for enthusiastic team players so feel free to inquire about current employment needs or send us a cover letter and resume.