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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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POWER OF PREVENTION: Heading Off Difficult Behavior

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...