Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research

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Melanie Pellecchia, PhD

Curriculum vitae (pdf)                                                   Post-Doctoral Fellow
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Melanie is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research.   She has a doctorate degree in school psychology from Temple University and a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis, also from Temple University.  Melanie was involved in the development and oversight of several publicly funded early intervention programs for preschool aged children with autism.  She has also provided extensive consultation and staff training to autism support teachers and staff in early intervention and elementary school classrooms.   Melanie’s professional interests include improving services for children and parents of young children with autism, and consulting to teachers of challenging students.