Melissa Druskis, MS, BCBA, LBA


Melissa Druskis began her career as a speech-language pathologist assistant in clinical settings with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum before entering behavior analysis. She earned a BS in speech-language pathology and audiology, and an MS in applied cognition and neuroscience from the University of Texas (UT) at Dallas. At UT, she worked as a graduate research assistant for the Center of Vital Longevity and assisted in research on neural plasticity in young and older adults and the effects of video games on working memory.

 Melissa completed her graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology, and soon after, became a BCBA and worked as a program supervisor for home and center-based programs. She is now a BCBA for an in-home ABA program, where she assesses pediatric clients and develops interventions to support and train staff.

Melissa has founded two companies—A Verbal Approach, a Dallas-based company offering ABA services for individuals with language and feeding issues; and ABC Behavior Training, which offers remote supervision for BCBA and BCaBA candidates. Melissa is a contributing writer for BSci21.