Melissa Schissler, BCBA, is the Director of Research and Development for ACI Learning Centers. She has her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an emphasis in Autism and received her BCBA credential in 2012. Melissa has almost 10 years of experience working with children diagnosed with autism and other developmental delays. She has conducted research on establishing and expanding appropriate play skills and has presented her research at ABAI and other state ABA conferences. In 2017 Melissa and, Nancy Champlin, CEO, published the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC): A Behavioral Approach to Targeting Play Skills.