Dana Reinecke, Ph.D.
Department: Applied Behavior Analysis
Rank, Program: Chair and Assistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis
Office: off campus
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Behavior analysis consultant to Merrick Union Free School District
- I enjoy traveling with my family and reading.
- I am married with a nine-year-old son and a cockapoo.