Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Howard Goldstein


Schoenbaum Family Center


Dr. Howard Goldstein is research director of the Schoenbaum Family Center and professor of human development and family sciences at The Ohio State University. Goldstein received his Ph.D. in 1980 in developmental psychology and mental retardation research from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and has been a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOEd) for many years. His research has focused on improving the communication and social skills of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. His recent work has sought to enhance the language and literacy development of students in high poverty schools who are at high risk for reading problems. He is the author of two books and more than 100 scholarly journal articles and book chapters, and is a nationally known scholar for his work and research in the field of child language intervention. His contributions have earned him recognition as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Goldstein has participated in more than 40 research and personnel preparation grants, mainly from NIH and DOEd.





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