Dana Reinecke, Ph.D.

Dana Reinecke 

Department: Applied Behavior Analysis
Rank, Program
: Chair and Assistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis

Contact Info:   
Email: reined@sage.edu                               
Phone: 518-512-0797
Skype: danabcba
Office: off campus        

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Psychology, sub-specialties in Learning Processes and Developmental Disabilities, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
    • Dissertation:  Increasing the number of play activities chosen by children with autism:  Effects of exposure and response-independent reinforcers
  • M.Ph., Psychology, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
  • M.A., Psychology, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
  • B.A., Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York

Professional Education Certifications:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Courses Taught:

  • ABA 510, 511, 512, and 513  Clinical practica in applied behavior analysis
  • ABA 515  Introduction to Autism
  • ABA 520  Interventions in Autism
  • ABA 601  Professional Practices in ABA
  • ABA 605  Research and Ethics in ABA
  • ABA 615  Research Seminar in ABA

Research:

  • Effective components of online teaching
  • Individualizing online teaching for improved outcomes
  • Reinforcer assessment and development of reinforcers in students with autism
  • Use of games and play to teach social and safety behavior in students with autism

Accomplishments:

  • Currently serving as Representative at Large for New York State Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Regular travel to Australia to consult and present workshops and lectures to schools and clinics for students with autism

Service:

Sage service includes:

  • Esteves School of Education mentor for new ABA faculty member
  • Mentoring new ABA Faculty for College procedures and use of Moodle
  • Mentoring four new Adjuncts for procedures and use of Moodle
  • Developed teaching guidelines for adjuncts and faculty specific to online ABA program
  • Created/currently working on proposals for improving ABA programs:
    • non-practicum tracks of Certificate program and Masters program
    • additional Ethics course as per BCBA requirements
  • Working with international contacts in Kenya to offer online ABA programs to meet specific needs; will also be working in a contact in India for similar proposals
  • Developing a Bachelor’s degree program to be offered entirely online for students with a diagnosis of autism, who are interested in pursuing postsecondary education
  • Working with the School of Professional and Continuing Education to potentially offer courses in the OCICU consortium, as well as to create BCBA continuing education courses

Community service includes:

  • Clinical advisory board member for Global Autism Project
  • Representative at Large for New York State Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Trustee on Board for South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Articles

  • Newman, B., Reinecke, D. R., & Ramos, M. L.  (2009).  Is a reasonable attempt reasonable:  Shaping versus reinforcing good tries in shaping language in preschoolers diagnosed with autism.  Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 25, 67-72
  • Newman, B., Needelman, M., Reinecke, D. R., & Robek, A. (2002).  The effect of providing choice on the discrete trial acquisition of skills and competing behavior of children with autism.  Behavioral Interventions, 17(1), 31-42.

Books

  • Newman, B. & Reinecke, D. R.  (2007).  Behavioral detectives.  New York:  Dove and Orca.
  • Newman, B., Reinecke, D. R., & Hammond, T.  (2005).  Behaviorask:  Straight answers to ABA programming questions.  New York:  Dove and Orca.

Presentations

  • Reinecke, D. R. & Zane, T. L.  (2010).  Effects of live versus asynchronous interaction in on-line classrooms.  Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.
  • Reinecke, D. R.  (2009).  Building an ABA program book:  From empty binder to effective program.  Presented at the annual conference of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, Albany, NY.
  • Reinecke, D. R. & Zezulinski, R.  (2008).  ABA in the Home School for a Child with Autism.  Presented at the annual one-day workshop conference of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, White Plains, NY.

Invited Addresses

  • Reinecke, D. R.  (2010).  Anxiety issues in children.  Presented to the Manhasset Parent Association for Special Education, Manhasset, New York.
  • Reinecke, D. R.  (2008).  How to use reinforcement to improve behavior and learning.  Presented to the ARMS Global Autism Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Reinecke, D. R.  (2008).  Teaching play and social skills using behavioral methodology.  Presented at the ABA Expo, Lizard Children’s Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Reinecke, D. R.  (2008).  Moving towards independence and self-management.  Presented at the ABA Expo, Lizard Children’s Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Partnerships:

  • Behavior analysis  consultant to Merrick Union Free School District

Personal:

  • I enjoy traveling with my family and reading. 
  • I am married with a nine-year-old son and a cockapoo.