Alpine Learning Group Professional Development Series: Teaching Meaningful Social Repertories to Children with Autism – 11/12/19

Teaching Meaningful Social Repertories to Children with Autism

Jaime A. DeQuinzio, Ph.D., BCBA-D Consultant & Primary Researcher Alpine Learning Group

Alpine Learning Group Professional Development Series

Live Event Information:

  • Date: Tuesday 11/12/19
  • Time: 10am-12pm eastern time

Recording Information

  • This webinar is presented LIVE and will be recorded. All registrants have the opportunity to attend LIVE and/or view the recording during the 5 day limited access period that begins the day after the live webinar.
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Long Description


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:

  1. Define the social repertoires presented using traditional and behavior-analytic perspectives
  2. Describe behavioral analytic teaching protocols for the social repertoires reviewed
  3. Describe potential prerequisite skills for the social repertoires presented
  4. Describe the outcomes of past research in teaching the social repertoires presented.

Continuing Education:

  • Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEs Live or Recording
  • Psychologists: NA
  • Social Workers and Certified Counselors: NA
  • Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.

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10:00 am: Introduction

10:05 am: Live webinar begins

11:45 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function

12:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form

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.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

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.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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  • Not all webinars offer continuing education credit hours to certain professionals. Check each webinar for more information.
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In addition, participants are required to pass a post-test with 80% accuracy.


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