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11/12/19 Teaching Meaningful Social Repertories to Children with Autism


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General Information

Title: Teaching Meaningful Social Repertories to Children with Autism

Presented By: Jaime A. DeQuinzio, Ph.D., BCBA-D Consultant and Primary Researcher
Alpine Learning Group

Date: Tuesday, November 12,  2019

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Availability: November 13, 2019 – November 18, 2019 5 pm eastern


Traditional discrete trial programs target many important repertoires for improvement such as verbal behavior, academics, and self-care. Social repertories are often targeted, and usually include greetings, simple conversations, and social initiations to engage in preferred activities (e.g., tickles, catch). Applied behavior analysis technology has improved beyond these basic social behaviors to include much more nuanced social repertoires such as joint attention, social referencing, responding to others’ interests, empathy, perspective-taking, sharing, and helping. This workshop will provide a behavioral conceptualization of these traditional developmental concepts and in turn, provide a framework that informs the establishment of research and instructional practices. This presentation will outline innovative instructional programs and research directives that move beyond basic social responses to more meaningful social responses, and will review published research in these areas. Videotaped examples illustrate research protocols and curriculum considerations.

Learning Objectives

After attending participants should be able to identify:
1. the social repertoires presented using traditional and behavior-analytic perspectives.
2. behavioral analytic teaching protocols for the social repertoires reviewed.
3. potential prerequisite skills for the social repertoires presented.
4. the outcomes of past research in teaching the social repertoires presented.

Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

Jaime Ann DeQuinzio, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level. She completed her doctorate in Psychology specializing in Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She completed pre-doctoral training and research at the Institute for Educational Achievement, a dissemination site of the Princeton Child Development Institute. She has specialized in the education and treatment of individuals with autism since 1998. She has provided consultation and training in both public and private schools and to families on applied behavior analysis technology.

Currently, Dr. DeQuinzio is a consultant and the primary researcher at the Alpine Learning Group, a preeminent autism treatment center in Northern New Jersey. She has been teaching since 2006 and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses as an adjunct at various universities.

Dr. DeQuinzio has served as a reviewer for many scientific journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavior Modification, The Psychological Record, Behavioral Interventions, and Research in Developmental Disabilities. Her research interests include observational learning, social referencing, stimulus control of problem behavior, and equivalence based instruction. She has published research and book chapters on topics including improving social repertoires, observational learning, social referencing, video modeling, independence, and reducing problem behavior, and has presented her work at both local and national conferences.

Jaime A. DeQuinzio is an employee of Alpine Learning Group. The speaker is presenting on behalf of Alpine Learning Group and does not receive personal payment for presenting this webinar.

Credit Hour Information

  • Certified/Licensed Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II  CEUs
  • Psychologists: NA
  • Social workers and counselors: NA                             Only behavior analysts and psychologists may view ABAC  recordings for continuing education credit (If eligible). All other professions must attend live.

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10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Webinar begins
11:45 am: Q&A session
12:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and attendance code submission forms