Meet the team

Who are ‘time to talk’™?

Speech and Language Therapists from South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust deliver ‘time to talk’™:

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Louise Perry completed a BSc (hons) in Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Strathclyde in 2005. Following a jaunt around the world to explore some distant countries, Louise settled in Warwickshire working at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust as a Preschool Speech and Language Therapist. Louise has a passion for supporting the youngest children develop their early communication skills and this brought her into the ‘time to talk™’ team in 2010. She was involved with ‘time to talk’™ for 7 years before returning to her clinical role. After recently returning from her third maternity leave,  Louise has joined the ‘time to talk™’ team again to implement the strategy across Warwickshire.


Deborah completed a BSc in Speech Sciences at University College London and qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2002. She then worked for nine years with diverse communities in East London, based in community clinics, child development centres and Sure Start children’s centres where she was a Locality and Clinical Lead Specialist for Early Years. Deborah then worked as a Communication Advisor for the children’s communication charity I CAN before joining ‘time to talk’™ in 2013. Deborah has worked on a number of other programmes alongside ‘time to talk’™ including delivering training for the Institute of Health Visiting and as Clinical Lead for the Flying Start programme in Luton.

Some ‘time to talk’™ training sessions are delivered by other members of the pre-school therapy team including: Elizabeth Roche, Sarah Adams, Alex Moss, Jo Rice, Sophie Lissaman and Kate Clements.