Rachael Manley

About Rachael

Rachael is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with 10+ years experience working in Liverpool’s Community Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Department with children with a range of complex communication and learning needs. She worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment and differential diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as joint neurodisability assessment and intervention with children with congenital and acquired neurological impairment, learning disabilities (ranging from mild-moderate to profound and multiple), and other complex medical needs.

Having trained as a Registered Intermediary at the City Law School (London) in 2007, Rachael has extensive experience of working with both child and adult vulnerable witnesses and victims, accurately and effectively assessing and managing their barriers to communication during police video interview and throughout court proceedings. She is able to quickly establish rapport with people of all ages, and her excellent oral and written communication skills allow her to clearly and succinctly share her specialist advice and recommendations with others.

‌Rachael is an ambitious, conscientious, and highly motivated person who is dedicated to achieving her full potential in all aspects of her professional life. She is objective, can maintain sound judgement and assertiveness in a range of situations, and always adopts a professional manner whilst engaging in effective and positive interactions with clients, carers, and legal professionals.


▪ Speech and Language Delay / Disorder

▪ Learning Disabilities (mild, moderate, severe)

▪ Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

▪ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

▪ Congenital and Acquired Brain Injury (including Stroke)

▪ Stammering

▪ Cerebral Palsy and other Physical Disabilities

▪ Dyslexia

▪ Dyspraxia

▪ Anxiety and Depression

▪ Young children, teenagers, and adults

Training & Education


Working with Defendants; The Intermediary Cooperative


Certificate in Criminology and Psychology; The Open University


Registered Intermediary Training; City Law School London, Ministry of Justice


Bachelor of Medicine and Science: Speech Science; University of Sheffield