Meet the SLP
Marissa Tijerina, M.S., CCC-SLP
IAOM trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Hi, I’m Marissa, the founder, owner, and sole Speech Language Pathologist at Bluebonnet Therapy. I started this private practice in response to children not having access to speech therapy due to long wait lists or not qualifying under the educational model. Of course, I also appreciate the flexibility that it gives me to be available for my little ones!
I have been helping families to improve their child's oral motor functioning, feeding, speech, and/or functional communication since 2013. My primary experience has been in multi-disciplinary clinics and more recently in the school setting. I also gained valuable experience from adults in the inpatient rehabilitation and acute care settings.
My mission as an SLP is to help individuals and families improve their quality of life through optimal orofacial functioning and to support the establishment and development of meaningful relationships. I especially enjoy working with children who have complex speech and communication, including Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy or AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication).
I am child- and family-centered in my approach. In our sessions, your child will enjoy refining his skills, and you will notice improved functioning as a result. We will continually and mutually decide if your child is continuing to benefit from the current therapy schedule and techniques. I believe that parent involvement is integral to a child’s success. Together, we can help your child communicate (or eat) with confidence and thrive.
When I'm not wearing my SLP hat, you can find me spending time with my husband and/or our twin girls at the library, zoo, or museums! I enjoy learning, organizing, being busy, and helping others. I previously volunteered with the San Antonio Speech, Hearing and Language Association (SASHLA) and served as CEU Coordinator, Vice President, and President. Growing Bluebonnet Therapy and working toward becoming a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®) are my current projects. I hope to meet you soon!
Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) * Beckman Oral-Motor Protocol * Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding * Early Feeding Skills (EFS) - infant assessment of feeding/swallowing * Introductory Track Course for the IAOM