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.

Kathy Meincke Matthews

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The Faison School for Autism


Dr. Kathy Matthews is the executive director of The Faison School for Autism in Richmond, Virginia. The Faison School is a Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS') component program providing educational services to students aged 2-22 in a publicly funded, private setting. The school is affiliated with the Applied Behavior Analysis program at Teachers College Columbia University and the Department of Behavioral Psychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins. Dr. Matthews holds an Adjunct teaching position at Teachers College, an Associate Behavior Analyst rank with CABAS', and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Prior to The Faison School, Dr. Matthews obtained her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from Teachers College Columbia University where she also taught courses and mentored graduate students. While in New York, Dr. Matthews worked as an ABA Program Supervisor at The Fred S. Keller School and Shema Kolainu. She also served as a Licensed Teacher for a BOCES program in NY and as a Behavior Analyst Consultant to the CABAS' home programs and to the Jigsaw School in Surrey, England. Further, Dr. Matthews has conducted numerous presentations at professional conferences and participated in research opportunities since 2001 on the topics of Verbal Behavior, Metaphor, Teacher Training, Peer Tutoring, Stimulus Equivalence, and CABAS' System Development.

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