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Dr. Alexandra Melchiorre

Psy.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology

Dr. Alexandra (Alex) Melchiorre is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology who specializes in neurodevelopmental evaluations and treatment of toddlers and school-aged children. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University. Alex completed specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center’s Leadership Education and Advocacy of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program.

Prior to joining KidsLink, Dr. Melchiorre was a pre-doctoral intern at The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducting re-evaluations for autism, parent training, and early intensive behavioral intervention services. She was a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) for almost a decade in a variety of settings including The Cleveland Clinic Lerner School for Autism and a variety of in-home and daycare settings. Alex conducted research on effective and evidence-based teaching methods for childcare providers and teachers to reduce challenging behavior in their respective settings. Other research areas include feeding interventions, modifications to desensitization protocols for haircutting, and computerized cognitive testing adaptations for children with Down syndrome. Dr. Melchiorre has extensive experience working closely with multidisciplinary teams and enjoys consulting with schools and therapy providers. Alex has a passion for treatment and therapy; especially as it relates to parent training, specific phobias, and increasing functional daily living skills including feeding and toileting. Her clinical orientation is derived from a strengths-based, family-centered, behavior analytic approach.

Dr. Melchiorre has enjoyed her time in a variety of Ohio’s major cities. However, nothing compares to being back home in Northeastern Ohio! She is recently married and enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and party planning! While not at work, you may find her at Rosati’s for ice cream or trying a new, local restaurant!