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.

Meme Hieneman

Hieneman Meme

Positive Behavior Support Applications


Dr. Meme Hieneman is a consultant working with agencies that support children with serious behavioral challenges to develop evidence-based protocols, improve quality and integrity of implementation, and evaluate outcomes. She has a doctoral degree in special education and is a certified behavior analyst. Dr. Hieneman has dedicated her 25-year career to making community-based, family-friendly applications of applied behavior analysis work for children with severe behavioral challenges in their homes, schools, and the community. She has authored three books, written numerous articles and chapters, and delivered hundreds of presentations. She has worked as a group home manager, behavior specialist for a school district, staff member for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, and faculty member teaching courses in behavior management. She was the first director of Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project and served as co-training coordinator for the National Research and Training Center on the Positive Behavior Support Project. Dr. Hieneman has conducted research on factors affecting behavioral intervention in complex community settings and directed a 5-year study with Dr. Mark Durand combining cognitive-behavioral intervention to overcome barriers to parent education in PBS. She also established the Applied Behavior Analysis Services Program at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL.




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