Rebecca Reinking - ATUNE Health Centres - Speech Pathologist
B.SpHearSci (MU), MSLP, CPSP, CCC-SLP
Rebecca Reinking is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist who is passionate about one particular area: helping children speak clearly and correctly so that others understand them.
Rebecca has a special interest in speech sound disorders, and by only working with children who have difficulties saying their speech sounds, she has been able to deepen her research and clinical skills in this area to best support your child.
TREATING SPEECH ERRORS
She sees children ages 3 years and older who present with:
- A lisp, or difficulties saying sounds like ‘s’ and ‘r’.
- Speech patterns where the child leaves off sounds or substitutes one sound for another.
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
- Articulation, phonological, and inconsistent speech delays
- Children who are very hard to understand in conversation by other people
- Older children, teenagers, and adults who want to correct their speech errors
Meet Rebecca Reinking, Speech-Language Pathologist
What should you expect during your first appointment?
FURTHERING HER KNOWLEDGE
Rebecca's goal is to work with, educate and empower families and carers to be an active participant in the therapy process, so everyone is welcome in her room. Rebecca’s enthusiasm for learning and keeping up to date with the evidence has lead her to:
- Present at an online international conference, the SLP Summit (2021).
- Guest lecture on speech sound disorders for the East Tennessee State University (2020) and the University of Central Missouri (2021).
- Publish a therapy manual, the Minimal Pairs Handbook for speech-language pathologists (2021).
- Appear on five international speech pathology podcasts (2019-2021).
- Host and record interviews with speech pathology researchers for professional development.
- Publish speech therapy cue cards with Bjorem Speech Publications (2021).
SPEECH PATHOLOGY LIFE
Rebecca has a large social media following with over 40,000 speech pathology followers who watch therapy videos, learn about the latest evidence, and get tips on working with children who have difficulties saying their speech sounds. She publishes her own speech therapy materials, which she uses with your child in her speech therapy sessions.
Therapy approaches and programs that Rebecca uses include:
- DTTC, the Nuffield program, and ReST for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Minimal pairs therapy, maximal oppositions, multiple oppositions, complexity approach, stimulability approach, and the core vocabulary approach for children with phonological speech delays
- The Principles of Motor Learning for children with single-sound errors and misarticulations
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Macquarie University, Sydney. She works on Monday and Tuesday and can see private speech clients or those who are self-funded or plan-managed participants of the NDIS.