Staff Bio

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Melanie Derry

Training & Technical Assistance Associate

derrym@vcu.edu |

Melanie Derry, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Training and Technical Assistance Associate for VCU's Autism Center for Education (ACE) and an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist.  She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University. Melanie served as an SLP in the public school setting for 13 years, with the last seven years spent primarily working with children who utilize alternative and augmentative communication systems. She is passionate about providing training and support to educators and families to ensure access to meaningful communication for all individuals.