Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Melanie Pellecchia

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Consulting Psychologist, Penn Medicine Autism Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
3535 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-1950
Education:
B.S (Psychology)
St. Joseph's University, 2000.
M.S.Ed (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Temple University, 2006.
Ph.D. (School Psychology)
Temple University, 2013.
Post-Graduate Training
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 2013-2015.
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Selected Publications

Pellecchia, Melanie; Seidman, M., Spaulding, C., Xie, M., & Mandell, D.S.: Treatment Fidelity and Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. American Psychological Association Annual Convention August 2017.

Nuske, H. J., Finkel, E., Pellecchia, M. Herrington, J. Parma, V., Hedley D. & Dissanayake, C. : A window of opportunity: Increase in heart rate prior to episodes of challenging behavior in preschoolers with autism. International Meeting for Autism Research May 2017.

Pellecchia, M., Marcus, S.C., Seidman, M., Spaulding, C., Xie, M., & Mandell, D.S.: Implementation Fidelity and Outcomes in School-based Interventions. International Meeting for Autism Research May 2017.

Bronstein, B., Straiton, D., Pellecchia, M., Nuske, H.J., Reisinger, E., & Mandell, D.S.: Access to diagnostic and autism-related services in under-resourced and minority families:Barriers and enablers for families and educational service providers. International Meeting for Autism Research May 2017.

Straiton, D., Iadarolla, S., Smith, J., Pellecchia, M., Stahmer, A.C., Gulsrud, A., Mandell, D.S., Smith, T., Kasari, C.: Engaging Under-Resourced Parents of Children with ASD in Service Uptake: Using Qualitative Research to Inform Interventions. International Meeting for Autism Research May 2017.

Nuske, H. J., Kane, C., Rump, K., Pellecchia, M., Maddox, B. Reisinger Blanch, E., & Mandell, D. S. : The impact of self-regulation skills on academic outcomes in minimally-verbal school-age children with autism. International Meeting for Autism Research May 2017.

Mandell, DS; Pellecchia, M; Reisinger, E, Beidas, R.: Unintended De-Adoption? the Effect of Adding New Practices in Autism Support Classrooms on Use of Evidence-Based Practice. Annual conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation December 2016.

The Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research Implementation Science Core: Moving Research-Based Treatment to Community Settings. University of Pennsylvania, Psychiatry Research Day October 2016.

Pellecchia, M; Seidman, M; Spaulding, C; Mandell, DS: Scaling up Fidelity Measurement of Autism Interventions in Schools. International Meeting for Autism Research May 2016.

Jill Locke, Christina D. Kang-Yi, Melanie Pellecchia, Steven C. Marcus, Trevor Hadley, David S. Mandell: Ethnic Disparities in School-Based Behavioral Health Service Use for Children with Psychiatric Disorders. Journal of School Health 2016.

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