Belinda McCully, BSp Path, CPSP
Belinda graduated from La Trobe University as a Speech Pathologist with Honors in 1999 and initially worked with both paediatric and adult populations, in a variety of settings. In 2006, she began to specialise in working with children and their families. Since this time, Belinda has worked predominantly in Community Health and private practice with children 0-6 years and their families. She specialises in early intervention and this can include working as a Key Worker and in children's natural environments (e.g. home, childcare and school). In recent years, Belinda has worked more regularly with praiary aged children expecially since the introcutions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Belinda is passionate about sup[porting and treating children (and their families) from a young age and working in partnership with children's carers to formulate appropriate and realistic goals. Working in teams throughout her career and managing health care professional e.g. dieticians, physiotherapists, psychologists has resulted in a strong knowledge and appreciation of other professional's roles, which is essential to achieve holistic goals when treating children requiring a range of therapies.
Belinda utilises evidence based practice to assess, manage and treat children with a variety of speech and language, stuttering, feeding and developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CSP) trained in programs including Hanen, Lidcombe and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding. Her work in Community Health has resulted in a deep understanding of inclusiveness and appreciate for different cultures and family situations. Belinda has a strong interest in paediatric feeding which has stemmed from positions at Monash Medical Centre (now Monash Children's Hospital) and has led to professional development and ongoing work in this area.