About Rachel Barton

Speech and Language Therapy Qualifications

I studied Linguistics and Language Pathology at The University of Reading. Here I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist and was granted a Licence to Practice by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, in 2001.

Professional Background

I have worked across a range of settings and clinical need in a large Primary Care Trust in London. I set up my independent practice in 2008 when I returned to the Wirral.

Since 2008, I have been providing independent Speech and Language support through assessment, therapy and advice for children aged between approximately 2 and 14 years of age with a range of speech language and communication needs.

I have also been involved in training a number of preschools, nurseries and primary schools on the Wirral about early communication and the importance of early intervention.

I am the mother of three children and my time with them has only enhanced my awareness and knowledge of children and the education system.  My son was diagnosed with glue ear and it was necessary for me to carry out a programme of Speech and Language Therapy with him.  My youngest daughter currently has glue ear too and wears a hearing aid.  This has given me valuable insights about realistic expectations on parents as well as an understanding of anxieties that may be felt during this time.

Speech and Language Therapy and Professional Registrations

I am a registered member of the Health Professions Council (HPC), the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), which is the professional body for Speech and Language Therapists in the UK, and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Private Practice (ASLTIP).

Registered Speech and Language Therapists are accountable and must maintain standards of clinical practice and professional development.