Engaging Cooperation through Choice and Preference We’re going to begin this article by stating the obvious: “People perform better – and, in general, behave better – when they feel...
- Meme Hieneman is a consultant with Positive Behavior Support Applications. She has a Ph.D. in Special Education and is nationally certified as a behavior analyst. She has published a variety of articles, chapters, and books including “Parenting with Positive Behavior Support: A Practical Guide to Resolving Your Child’s Difficult Behavior.” In her professional career, Meme has worked with children with severe behavioral challenges and their families for more than 25 years. She was a group home manager, behavior specialist for a school district, staff member for a program assisting families and professionals of children with autism, director of a state-wide project helping schools to implement positive behavior support, co-training coordinator for the National Research and Training Center on PBS, and research director of the Positive Family Intervention Project at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.
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We want our children to be as independent as possible; learning to successfully negotiate life circumstances on their own. Self-awareness (i.e., understanding what they are doing and what is occurring...
In the past, children’s challenging behavior was typically addressed with consequences (usually punishment) imposed after the problem behavior occurred. Parents, teachers, and other people supporting children with special needs are now...
Pediatricians and educators tell parents to “reward good behavior”, but what does that really mean? Reward is often..
Liam’s grandfather needed a few things at the home improvement store and decided to take his twelve year-old grand son, Liam, along. As they were walking through the store, Liam became anxious
Amy is a bright, happy 4 year-old girl who lives at home with her parents and 12 year old sister. She has developmental delays that make it difficult for Amy to understand social cues
Jamie hits his older brother Evan – a lot. As a parent, what should I do to address his behavior?