Stimulus Control

Stimulus Control 

This course will present strategies to enhance a learner’s opportunity to attend to stimuli relevant for specific learning targets. Strategies for creating stimulus control through prompting, as well as strategies for transferring stimulus control to naturally occurring stimuli will be covered. This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT®) Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential. 


Hours: 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Behavioral Intervention Certification Council

1.25 HOURS

Relias Learning, LLC is a BICC Approved CE Provider.

This course aligns with B18;B-20;C-14;C-18;D-09 on the BCAT Task List.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-0-BM3-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2024
Learning Objectives:
Use strategies to reduce variables that distract from intended stimuli
Use techniques to gain stimulus control for intervention purposes
Use strategies to transfer stimulus control to naturally occurring stimuli

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Importance of Stimulus Control

What is Stimulus Control

How is Stimulus Control Used?



Section 3: Antecedents and Stimulus Control

The 3-Term Contingency and Stimulus Control

Discriminative Stimuli: Immediate Antecedents

Motivating Operations as Distant Antecedents



Section 4: Development of Stimulus Control

Stimulus Discrimination Training

Concept Formation

Stimulus Equivalence

Relevant Factors Affecting the Development of Stimulus Control



Section 5: Prompting and Transfer of Stimulus Control

Prompts to Develop Stimulus Control

Stimulus Control Transfer



Section 6: Conclusion


Course Contributors



Instructor: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Registered Behavior Technician; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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