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Melissa Saliba

Speech Pathologist, SA

Melissa is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist who brings over twelve years of clinical experience gained from the Health, Disability, Education and Youth Justice sectors, and a lived experience of a sibling who has complex disabilities.

Melissa previously worked in early intervention and having her own children prompted her to complete a masters thesis examining the link between parental responsiveness and children’s language development.

Melissa currently works in both youth justice and a high school setting, applying her passion of advocating for, empowering, and improving the outcomes of children, young people and their families, particularly those from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.