Dr. Melanie Pellecchia
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Dr. Pellecchia is a licensed clinical psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP), and board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). She holds a Master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Temple University and a doctorate in School Psychology also from Temple University. Dr. Pellecchia’s clinical and research interests lie in improving the implementation of evidence-based treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders in under-served communities. She has extensive experience developing and evaluating publicly-funded education programs for children with autism spectrum disorder, and working with teachers, staff, and administrators to improve their implementation of high quality treatments. Dr. Pellecchia is interested in partnering with community stakeholders to improve access to evidence-based treatments, such as parent-mediated interventions, for young children with autism.