Our Story

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Rebecca Pearson Speech and Language Therapy was founded in 2018 whilst Rebecca was pregnant with her little boy.

Rebecca knew she wanted to create a future that meant she could be more flexible after starting a family, however, her primary goal was to work in a profession that she loves, providing a consistent and effective approach to therapy.

Rebecca's aim is to provide a personable and holistic approach in supporting your child's communication goals, and also listening and understanding the needs of the whole family.

Rebecca and her team are extremely passionate about what they do and this is always reflected in their work with children, their families, and caregivers.

Image by Ben Wicks

Meet Our Team

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Rebecca Pearson
Director & Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
BSc (Hons), MASLTIP, MHCPC, MRCSLT

Hello, my name is Rebecca Pearson and I am a the founder of Rebecca Pearson Speech and Language Therapy and a fully qualified Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist. 

I have a University degree in Psychology and a second degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Therapy. I am also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP).

I come from an NHS background, with a career spanning 10 years in Healthcare and have a wide range of experience working in Community Clinics, Hospitals, children's centres, Nurseries mainstream Schools and Client's homes. 

 

Throughout my time working for the NHS, I have developed my skills and expertise working with a wide range of children aged between 1-19 years old with a variety of different speech and language difficulties. I have vast experience working with children with Developmental Language Disorder, expressive/ receptive language delay, speech sound delay/ disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Stammers and voice difficulties. My Post-graduate experience includes the 'Michael Palin Parent-Child interaction' for stuttering, Hanen trained in 'It Takes Two To Talk'- a programme to support children with language delay, Attention Autism, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication system) and signalong.

When I’m not in work I love spending time with my family and friends, travelling to amazing places and watching Harry potter films on repeat!

Suzanne Quest
Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
N.N.E.B Dip, MRCSLT

Hello, I'm Suzanne and I'm a Highly Specialist Speech Therapy assistant specialising in speech sounds and delivering our Speech Sounds Therapy, school therapy and baby groups,  I have over 20 years of experience in child development, Special Educational Needs (SEN), Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, ADHD, behavioural difficulties, bereavement and Speech and Language difficulties.

 

I have delivered courses for Teaching Assistants on the Wirral to promote Black sheep press Speech & Language programmes for schools and I hold the N.N.E.B in childcare and Education Diploma, level 4 CPD in Speech and Language development through Edge hill University.

i have worked closely with Speech and Language Therapy services on Wirral and I am a champion of helping children overcome barriers and minimising their struggles in their most challenging areas, enabling them to happily access all areas of their life at home and at school.

 

With a wealth of experience working as a professional within multidisciplinary teams, and working closely with SENCO’S, ASC Teams, Educational Psychologists and Speech Therapist's, I have worked in nurseries and family centres and also ran a successful childminding business.

 

I have worked most recently with primary schools supporting SEN and delivering Speech Therapy Programmes. I work with multiple families in a range of settings, and at our clinic, building strong foundations for the children and families as they start on their therapy journey.  

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Ciara Shyne
Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
BSc (Hons), MHCPC, MRCSLT

Hello, I'm Ciara!  I am a Speech and Language Therapist who graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019.

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

I have worked with children across a range of settings including clients' homes, children’s centres, nurseries, schools and clinics. I started my career working with the NHS supporting children aged 0-16 years. 

 

I have gained lots of experience supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, language delay, language disorder, selective mutism, speech sound delay and disorders.

I have completed training in Hanan – “It Takes Two To Talk” and Early Language Talkboost.  I am also an Elklan 0-3 Tutor and am trained in the Michael Palin Parent Child Interaction for Stammering, plus I'm Makaton trained.

 

I am a motivated therapist who is keen to design and deliver bespoke therapy approaches that take into account the needs of both your child and family.

When I'm not working, you’ll often find me in Home Sense, shopping for more unnecessary home furnishings! Or creating a seasonal wreath for my front door.

I love planning weekends away and all things Christmas related!

Rachel Horner
Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
BSc (Hons), MHCPC, MRCSLT

Hello, my name is Rachel Horner and I am a fully qualified speech and language therapist.

I have a degree in Speech and Language Therapy from Newcastle University.  I am also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). With 9 and a half years of NHS experience, I have seen first hand the positive impacts that Speech and Language Therapy has on lives of individuals and their families.  My experience has been mainly with adults who have had a stroke, and the supporting of their families. 

 

My passion has always been to promote communication, especially that between loved ones.  I have experience across a variety of settings in community, acute care, schools and clinics.

Throughout my time in the NHS, I have developed many skills and expertise in communication assessment therapy.  It is a privilege to be involved in supporting the development of communication with children.

 

My aim is to work alongside your family to provide and engaging and individual approach for your child’s communication goals. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family as well as visiting the coast, whether it’s walking on the beach or swimming in the sea!

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Laura O'Keefe
Office Manager

Hello, I'm Laura! I have worked in the NHS for 12 years, first working in Occupational Therapy Out-Patients, then onto IT, specialising in creating clinics for outpatients and building wards. This gave me great experience of both outpatients and patients, and also all the background information of working with healthcare systems.  

 

I have a young child who has a language delay.  This allows me to completely understand what parents and children visiting our clinic are going through, who struggle in the same area.  This enables me to connect with on a different level than most people, including family members, as I am on the same journey.

 

Through Rebecca Pearson Speech and Language Clinic, I hope we can build a community where parents and children never feel alone on their speech and language journey.

 

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, going out for meals, and cooking.

Ellen Barlow
Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
BSc (Hons), MHCPC, MRCSLT

Hello, I'm Ellen! I am a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who graduated from De Montfort University Leicester back in 2017. I am registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC). 

I have developed my knowledge and skills over the last 4 years in the NHS service across North Wales. Over the first 2 years of my career in the NHS I worked with school aged children and specifically with bilingual Welsh-English children who had speech, language and communication difficulties. Most recently, however, I have specialised in working with pre-school aged children (0-5 years) providing effective and evidence based assessment and therapy to children with speech sound, language and social communication difficulties. 

One of my recent projects funded by the Welsh Government has included providing a variety of different training programs to nurseries, schools and Early Years Practitioners across Flintshire. 

 

I am a tutor in the ICan ‘Early Talk Boost’ and ‘Talk Boost KS1’ language interventions as well as Hanen- ‘It Takes two Talk’ and ‘More than Words’. I am also an Elklan 0-3 Tutor, a GroBrain Toddler Facilitator and I'm Makaton level 3 trained. 

I am passionate about providing an holistic approach to therapy which includes the whole child’s support network.

 

When I'm not working, I love having cuddles with my dog, watching marvel films and cooking Indian food with my partner.

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