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Adrienne Rock, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

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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.

Kimberly Ridenour – M.S., CCC-SLP

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Kimberly Ridenour graduated from the University of Washing with a B.S. in Speech & Hearing Sciences and a B.A. in Psychology. She completed her M.S. in Speech and Language from Nova Southeastern University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Kimberly began her career at Rock Therapeutic Services as a graduate student intern in May 2015, and she is excited to complete her clinical fellowship with the Rock Therapeutic Services family. Kimberly provides evaluation and intervention services at the Maple Valley and Enumclaw office locations.

Kimberly has experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the public school system, having served as an SLP in elementary schools, early childhood education classrooms, adaptive support center classrooms, and Head Start.

Kimberly’s background includes experience assessing and treating a variety of pediatric and adult concerns, including difficulties with articulation, motor planning for speech (e.g. childhood apraxia of speech), receptive language, expressive language, social language, assistive and augmentative communication (AAC), literacy development, feeding, tongue thrust, voice, and autism spectrum disorders. Kimberly enjoys making therapy fun and rewarding for clients and families. She loves to see her clients make progress and reach their goals. She strives to build strong relationships with families to best support the individual needs of each client. In her spare time, Kimberly keeps busy raising her two young boys, spending time with her husband, and rooting for the Seahawks.

Kimberly has received specialized training in:

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cuing (DTTC)
  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)
  • Wired for Reading – Introductory Course
  • Wired for Reading – Intermediate Course (forthcoming)

Adina Sounthala – SLPA

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Adina Sounthala graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Minor in Diversity in 2012. She has been with Rock Therapeutic Services since June of 2017 and provides intervention services at the Maple Valley clinic.

Adina’s background includes working as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant in an elementary school based setting. She also previously worked as a behavior technician for five years working in various school districts, in homes, jobsites, and in the community. Many of the children she worked with were different ages including young adults transitioning from school to work. Most of Adina’s experience is with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but she also has supported children with mental health.

Adina enjoys working with different people with a variety of challenges. She finds value in making a difference to improve the quality of life for others and their families. She is excited to discover the puzzle that fits for a child’s success. She is currently a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

When not working, Adina enjoys playing sports, being outdoors, cooking, and traveling.

Adina has received specialized training in the following areas:

  • ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy) training
  • PECS Level 1 (Picture Exchange Communication System) trained
  • Right Response (behavioral de-escalation)

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 is excited to complete 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 has 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. 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, and spending time with her family.

Elvina has received specialized training in the following areas:

  • Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)
  • Wired for Reading

Jamie Shimabuku, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

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Jamie Shimabuku graduated from Washington State University and University of Hawaii with a B.S., in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and an M.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Jamie joined Rock Therapeutic Services in 2011. Jamie has experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse families in a variety of settings including educational settings and private practices serving both children and adults ages 3 to 40 and older. Jamie’s background includes working with families and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, language disorders, articulation/phonology disorders, and pragmatic disorders.She is a current member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and Washington Speech Language and Hearing Association.In her spare time, Jamie enjoys reading and traveling.

Jamie has received specialized education and training in the following areas:

  • PECS Level 1 (Picture Exchange Communication System) trained
  • Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) for Speech Clarity and Feeding Skill Development
  • Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol training
  • Hanen It Takes Two To Talk certification
  • The Assessment of Functional Living Skills training
  • Wired for Reading
  • Training provided by Michelle Garcia Winner

Todd Storch – Office Manager

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Todd graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a professional degree in Architecture. This problem solving background enables him to help run the day to day operations at Rock Therapeutic Services.

Todd and his wife, Amy, met the Rock family shortly after having their son in 2005. The friendship was formed while their children were in infant daycare together. Todd enjoys playing sports, do-it-yourself projects and family time!

Chi-Shan

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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.


Employment Opportunities:

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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 info@rocktherapyservices.com

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.