Melinda is a clinician with over 20 years experience working with individuals (0 – adult) and families, including individuals with ASD and other developmental differences. In her work with clients, she focuses on supporting and honoring differences and helping families strengthen relationships. She is a licensed psychotherapist who also has experience and training in the field of communicative disorders, as well as with anti-biased practices, human development, cultural differences, and systems-based practices. Melinda also has extensive experience with DIRFloortime®. At VHAP, Melinda provides clinical and administrative management of VHAP’s Adaptive Skills program, clinical supervision and management of case supervisors, clinical orientation and developmental trainings for new and continuing staff, and adaptive skills assessments.