Melissa holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2009. She has over 14 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities and at-risk youth, working with clients across the lifespan. Her areas of clinical expertise include analogue functional analysis, verbal behavior, and system-wide implementations of applied behavior analysis. Melissa has presented professionally at both national and international conferences, including the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Additionally, Melissa is an active presenter for Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) and Common Ground Parent Support Group, both non-profits that provides free ABA training to parents and educators across New Jersey. She is also passionate about the dissemination of the science of behavior analysis beyond the autism community; and currently serves as the Chair for the Dissemination of Applied Behavior Analysis, a Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Melissa is a member of New Jersey Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Association for Behavior Analysis International, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
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