Teaching New Behavior


Key elements in this chapter include an introduction to various teaching procedures. The importance of making these teaching procedures most effective through the use of differential reinforcement is reiterated from the previous training series. The benefits of using task analyses, various modeling techniques, and shaping and chaining procedures are presented through multiple examples. Also highlighted are techniques for useful prompting and prompt fading to prevent dependency. Last, discrimination training is included to insure that the behavior is learned within its appropriate context. This training program is based on the RBT Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. This program is offered independent of the BACB. Current Link: https://bacb.com/rbt-task-list/


Hours: 1.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavioral Intervention Certification Council

1.75 HOURS

Relias Learning, LLC is a BICC Approved CE Provider.

This course aligns with C-12;C-13;C-15 on the BCAT Task List.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-0-BM5
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
Learning Objectives:
List and describe a variety of effective techniques, methods, and procedures to teach new skills.
escribe the appropriate use of shaping and chaining.
Identify and demonstrate different prompt procedures and prompt fading techniques to prevent prompt dependency.
Identify when to use a most to least vs. least to most prompt hierarchy.
Describe procedures for teaching novel skills through imitation and modeling.
Describe procedures for teaching novel skills by creating video modeling and video self-modeling media.
Identify the purpose of using time delay with prompting procedures.
Demonstrate a task analyzes of a particular behavior.
Delineate forward chaining, backward chaining and total task presentation.
Identify and define discrimination training.

•Prompting •Prompt hierarchy •Shaping •Chaining •Backwards chaining •Total task presentation •Forward chaining •Task analysis •Modeling •Imitation •Time delay •Discrimination training

Staff Writer: Junne Yukari Park
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