Alexandra “Alex” Crea is an enthusiastic and passionate Speech Pathologist who joined the Melbourne Child Development (MCD) team in November 2017. Since starting, she has since hit the ground running taking on a broad and diverse caseload of children of all ages and capabilities. Alex was thrilled for the opportunity to work with MCD, as she has always had a passion for working with children and their families, and aspires to help children reach their communication goals and full potential. Her caring and compassionate nature, combined with her lively energy result in a
As a recent graduate from La Trobe University, Alex incorporates the most recent evidence based approaches from her training into her clinical work and enjoys using contemporary therapeutic intervention techniques for all therapy and assessments. Being a caring and compassionate clinician, Alex has the ability to combine her excellent technical skills with her lively enthusiasm and love for kids to make all of her sessions both beneficial and enjoyable for the children that she works with.
Alex holds a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology, which has provided her with immersive experience working in a variety of clinical settings, including in community health and in education. Within this, she focused on speech and language, paediatric feeding, literacy and phonology with people of all ages. With her commitment to ongoing professional development, she continues to regularly attend training and workshops, some of which have included additional training in the fields of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), paediatric feeding, cued articulation, and the effects of early childhood trauma.
In October 2017, Alex was a contributor to the Speech Therapy Cambodia program, where she travelled to Cambodia to train local physical therapists in public hospitals to become competent in conducting swallowing screening and assessment, and in providing dysphagia management. While in Cambodia, Alex also spent time volunteering at CHOICE Cambodia, a non-for-profit school for children aged 3-13 year to learn English and IT, providing support for the greater community.
Alex’s special interest areas include:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Paediatric feeding