Academic and Behavior Change - "Teaching Lifelong Skills"

About Us

During the past 30 years Dr. Kleindienst has provided services for children with special needs in the Inland Empire. He has worked in a variety of settings including public and nonpublic schools, residential, and in-home programs. Dr. Kleindienst has been a proponent of Applied Behavior Analysis since the early 80’s. He has an expertise in the areas of emotional and behavior challenges, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and other learning disabilities. He is committed to providing high quality assessments and behavior intervention plans for children with academic and behavior needs.

Richard Kleindienst, Ph.D. is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University in 1984 and his MS in Counseling at California State University, Fullerton. In 1995 he was among the first area educators trained in the implementation of the Hughes Bill and conducting Functional Assessments in the school setting. Dr. Kleindienst’s background in education, psychology, and applied behavior analysis makes him uniquely qualified to address the issues our children face.

Academic and Behavior Change (ABC) services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABC offers assessment, behavioral and mental health interventions, consultation and training services to address the needs of children and young adults. We are committed to the fulfillment of your child’s potential and providing services that respects your child’s dignity through challenging times.

More About Us

  • Richard J Kleindienst, PhD
    Licensed Educational Psychologist
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Our Mission
    Our mission is to assist your child to develop the skills necessary to function effectively in all aspects of daily living. Our goal is that your child will experience success and satisfaction at home, school and the community.
  • Our Contacts:
    Academic and Behavior Change
    Riverside, CA 92506

    Contact: 951-660-8394
    Fax: 951-683-4618

    License and Certification:
    CA Board of Behavioral Science
    - LEP (#3036)

    Behavior Analyst Cert. Board ®
    - BCBA-D (#1-09-5285)