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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

Hernandez, A.M., Straitton, D., Mandell, D.S., Crabbe, S. & Pellecchia, M.: Construct Validity of Parent Empowerment and Coaching in Early Intervention (PEACE) Caregiver Coaching Fidelity Tool Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research, Melbourne, Australia. May 2024.

Albright, J., Shinall, J.A., Tomczuk, L., Stewart, R.E., Mandell, D.S., Stahmer, A.C., Beidas, R.S., & Pellecchia, M.: A multi-constituent qualitative examination of facilitators and barriers to caregiver coaching for autistic children in publicly funded early intervention. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice In Press, 2024.

Pellecchia, M., Mandell, D.S., Tomczuk, L., Marcus, S.M., Stewart, R., Stahmer, A.C., Beidas, R.S., Reith, S., Lawson, G.: A mixed-methods evaluation of organization and individual factors influencing provider intentions to use caregiver coaching in community-based early intervention. Implementation Science Communications In Press, 2024.

Pellecchia, M., Maye, M., Tomczuk., L., Zhong, H.N., Mandell, D.S., Stahmer, A.C.: Brief Report: A Scoping Review of Caregiver Coaching Strategies within Caregiver-Mediated Interventions for Autism. Infants and Young Children In Press, 2024.

Pellecchia, M.: Has Applied Behavior Analysis Evolved? Autism Weekly Podcast Guest August 2023.

Pellecchia, M., Mandell, D.S., Beidas, R.S., Tomczuk, L., Lawson, G., Stahmer, A.C.: Parent Empowerment and Coaching in Early Intervention: Implementation Strategies to Support Caregiver Coaching in Community Settings. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research, Stockholm, Sweden. May 2023.

Crabbe, S.R., Marcus, S.C., Xie, M, Mandell, D.S., Ingersoll, B.R., Pellecchia, M.: Factors that Predict Families’ Engagement in Publicly-Funded Early Intervention Services. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research 22nd Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden May 2023.

McGhee Hassrick E., Iadarola S., Pellecchia M., Gulsrus A., Shih W., Hyon S.L., Vejnoska S., Fitzgerald A., León-Thomas M., Hochheimer S., Straiton D., Luelmo P., Morgan E., Nuske H., Li J., Garcia C., Yu Y., Cho M.E., Jones F., Mandell D., Kasari C., Stahmer A.: Unequal access to professional supporters: the importance of peer navigators to support historically marginalized and minoritized families build connections and empowerment with service professionals. Oral presentation delivered at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden. May 2023.

Hernandez, A.M., Mandell, D. S., Ingersoll B. R., Crabbe, S. R., Carranco, D. E., Pellecchia, M.: The Association of Family Characteristics and Clinicians’ Use of Caregiver Coaching in Early Intervention. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research 22nd Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden. May 2023.

Yu, Y., Stahmer, A.C., Hassrick, E.M., Iadarola, S., Kasari,C., Mandell, D., and Pellecchia, M.: Caregiver attendance pattern in a caregiver-focused intervention for families of children with autism. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research, Stockholm, Sweden. May 2023.

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