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Our Team

Therapist laughing with tablet, while another holds a book as part of speech therapy

Passionate Speech Therapists and Staff

Great speech therapy starts with a great therapy team. At Speech-N-Motion, Inc., we are blessed with passionate, experienced, creative and fun therapists and an outstanding administrative support team.

Speech therapist Amanda smiling

Amanda Roland, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

With over a decade of experience as a speech-language therapist, I believe a child's motivation and unique personality in combination with evidence and research-based practice are the keys to success in therapy. As a parent, I believe working in collaboration with families and understanding their concerns and goals is essential for a child's overall progress. You will often see me singing and dancing in therapy sessions, as music and movement help kids engage, focus, and have fun! My specialties include early intervention, social-pragmatic language skills, and feeding therapy.  

Marissa Butner, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

One of my favorite quotes states that "Communication is the essence of human life". It is this very concept that drove me to become a speech-language pathologist. I have a passion for helping children connect with others around them. Over the course of my career, I have learned the value of following a child's lead and recognizing differences as strengths. I believe speech therapy is very much an art, as well as a science. My specialties include stuttering, feeding disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech. I am also a certified Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) clinician, as well as a PROMPT Level 1 provider. 


For the past 4 years I have been part of the Speech-N-Motion team and I feel so fortunate to work at a clinic that prioritizes family values, along with evidence-based practice. It is truly a privilege to work here!


In my free time, I enjoy partaking in novice agility courses with my rescue dog Luna. She continues to remind me to pay mind to the small things in life... like belly rubs, or delicious treats!

Speech therapist Marissa smiling
Speech therapist and owner Rebecca smiling

Rebecca Guss, MS, CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech Language Pathologist

I love what I do. I am lucky enough to build marble runs while I help a child find his words or speak so that others can understand her. I consider my profession an art as well as a science and treat my work with the dignity it deserves. On the flip side, I am a true “play geek” and make it my goal to have as much FUN as possible while building communication skills. Before becoming a speech therapist, I raced mountain bikes for several years (4 time national champion!), and grew up dancing 6 days a week. I believe in the power of muscle memory and understand that children’s motor movements are reflective of their speech patterns. In my mind, great therapy is well-researched, super fun, and targets underlying muscular systems and overall communication skills. I have specialized training in apraxia, autism, AAC intervention, routines-based intervention, and oral motor interventions.


Office Administrator

I graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with my BA in communications. My entire post collegiate career has been focused within the healthcare field. Working in healthcare has been extremely rewarding and I am happy to help patients navigate the insurance side of their care. I have worked in scheduling, insurance and benefits, and billing for the last seven years. I love building and making relationships as well as solving problems when they arise. In my free time, I love to travel, do crafts, decorate my home, and spend quality time with my husband, our daughter, and our two dogs! Being a new mother, I am excited to be a part of a field and team that makes such an impact on so many patients' lives!   

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