Melissa is originally from Orange County, California. After spending 2 years in Oklahoma working at a center-based pediatric clinic, she decided to move back west to Arizona to be closer to family. Melissa found herself in this field by chance while going through school as a pre-law major. Needing to find work, she got a job as a nanny for a child with autism. She received training in ABA and found that she loved the work and decided to change her major at that point. She loves to “teach kids how to be kids”, teaching them to socialize, play, and just how to learn properly. Outside of work, Melissa loves spending time with her family and you may be able to find her out singing karaoke on the weekends!
Dr. Frank Frias, is a Clinical Supervisor and Director of Training here at Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral Services and has been practicing behavior therapy for over 9 years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Queens College, and a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York.
Dr. Frank has worked with children from the age of 2 to 16 years old with moderate to severe learning and behavioral difficulties and has provided ABA services in both the home and school setting as a direct service provider and supervisor. He has also worked as a teacher’s assistant and teacher at the preschool and kindergarten grade levels. Dr. Frank is most experienced in administering evidenced-based assessments and verbal behavior development assessments to identify behavioral cusps that need to be established for academic and social success to continue expanding.