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 background includes several avenues in the field of speech-language pathology. Her career began in Long Island, NY where she worked closely with a variety of network providers to serve families and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her expertise solidified when she moved to the state of Washington and contracted with several area school districts and private practices. It was here that she fully appreciated and experienced the team approach to assessing and providing intervention to children with ASD in a community effort.

In 2004, Adrienne founded Rock Therapeutic Services with the purpose of specializing in ASD, with particular emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis. During this time, she has been blessed to work with children and families in a variety of settings including a hospital, rehabilitation facility, educational settings, and a variety of private practices serving children ages birth-18. Over the past several years, she has honed her expertise to include specialty education in the following areas:

  • 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 4young children.

 

Elizabeth Sinclair, MS, Clinical Fellow-Speech Language Pathologist

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Elizabeth Sinclair graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences and M.S. in Speech Language Pathology, magna cum laude, from NOVA Southeastern University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Elizabeth began her career with Rock Therapeutic Services in April of 2015 and provides evaluation and intervention services at the Mercer Island and Maple Valley office locations.

Elizabeth’s background includes experience working with a variety of pediatric populations to assess and treat articulation/phonological delays and disorders, receptive and expressive language challenges, sensory processing disorders, literacy development, and autism spectrum disorders.

Elizabeth enjoys creating and implementing individualized treatment plans which incorporate a child’s skills and interests, are research based, and maximize potential for communication.

When not working, Elizabeth enjoys cooking, UW Husky football, exploring her community, and spending time with her family.

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

  • PECS Level 1 (Picture Exchange Communication System) trained
  • Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol training
  • PROMPT trained
  • Wired for Reading, Introductory Course

 

Sarah McKim-Thomas, M.A., CCC-SLP

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Sarah McKim-Thomas graduated from Brown University with a BA in Linguistic Anthropology and from the University of Kansas with a MA in Speech-Language Pathology. Her graduate studies focused primarily on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Sarah joined Rock Therapeutic Services in the fall of 2014 at the Maple Valley office location. Sarah has experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse families in a variety of settings including homes, schools, tutoring centers, and private practices serving both children and adults ages 3 to 40 and older. Sarah’s background includes working with families and individuals with ASD, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder, language disorders, articulation/phonology disorders, and pragmatic (i.e. social communication) disorders. She specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) evaluation and intervention. She is a current member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), Washington Speech Language and Hearing Association, Northwest Augmentative Communications Society (NWACS), and ASHA Special Interest Group 12 – Augmentative and Alternative Communication. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys riding and training her two horses, playing a variety of tabletop and computer games, reading, and writing.

Sarah has received specialized training in the following areas:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC):

  • PECS Level 1 (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning)
  • PODD (Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display)

Behavior:

  • IBI (Intensive Behavioral Intervention) and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)
  • Right Response (behavioral de-escalation)

Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol

 

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 a 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

 

Kimberly Ridenour M.S., Clinical Fellow-Speech Language Pathologist

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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 our children were in infant daycare together. Todd enjoys playing sports, do-it-yourself projects and family time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Watkins – Office Staff

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Megan Fenton, BS, Communication Disorders, Speech-Language Therapy Assistant

Megan Fenton graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.S., in Communication Disorders. Megan began working at Rock Therapeutic Services in July of 2016 and is in charge of scheduling, while working to become a certified speech-language pathologist assistant (SLPA) in the state of Washington. She hopes to attend graduate school in the near future to become a speech-language pathologist, and has a special interest in working with birth-3 year olds. In her spare time, Megan enjoys traveling, shopping, camping, and eating.