About: meme.hieneman

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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Making Learning Fun Teaching Pivotal Skills 0

Making Learning Fun: Teaching Pivotal Skills

Teaching Pivotal Skills Jordan is a four-year-old child with autism. He has a limited vocabulary and typically communicates his needs and wants by acting out, aggressively. This behavior has become...


Step by Step: Being a Replacement Teacher

In our previous article, ‘Why is Challenging Behavior Happening?’, we examined the circumstances and outcomes that explain why behavioral challenges occur. One of the key take-aways is that, in order...

Why Is the Challenging Behavior Happening 0

Why Is the Challenging Behavior Happening?

Challenging Behavior Happening? Many parents of children with intellectual, developmental, or medical disabilities seek support for their children’s ‘challenging behavior’, but what does challenging behavior actually mean? This can be...

Fad Treatments Making Good Choices for Your Child 0

Fad Treatments Making Good Choices for Your Child

Fad Treatments Each year, people gather all over for conferences and conventions focused on supporting people with special needs. These events offer opportunities to connect with others facing similar issues...

Can I Get Help with My Child's Behavior Key Themes in Positive Behavior Support A Decade in Review 0

Can I Get Help with My Child’s Behavior?

Key Themes in Positive Behavior Support: A Decade in Review Being a parent, at times, feels like a referee making calls in a daily championship sporting event. Children can have...