Melissa Behrens-Blake, M.S., Ed.S.
Educational Diagnostician

Melissa is a well-known and highly respected local learning specialist; she has been licensed as an educational diagnostician for the past 30 years. Her background is in the area of speech/language pathology; however, she found that she was most interested in the diagnostic evaluation process and pursued an additional degree in educational testing.


She was involved in establishing a diagnostic unit for students seeking services at the University of New Mexico and worked with college students for 10 years. Then, missing her work with younger children, she transitioned to the University of New Mexico Psychology Clinic 20 years ago.


In addition to being able to work with children of all ages, she has worked with doctoral students who are focusing their studies in the area of neuropsychological testing.