Increasing Behavior

Increasing Behavior 

One of the most important aspects of ABA intervention is increasing behavior. Increasing communication skills, social skills, and other skills are critical to the success of intervention and the independent functioning of learners. This course will address increasing behavior through reinforcement, teaching behaviors and skills, and arranging learning environments for success.  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:


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 B-13;B-14;B-15;B-18;D-20 on the BCAT Task List.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-0-VB1-V2
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2024
Learning Objectives:
Use strategies for using antecedents and motivating operations to increase desired behaviors
Use strategies for identifying and teaching replacement behaviors
Use consequence strategies for increasing desirable behaviors

Strategies for Increasing Behavior

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: What Behavior to Increase

He Is Too Good

What Is Behavior

Why Increase Behavior

Behaviors that Should Be Increased

How Do We Increase Behavior?



Section 3: Setting the Stage to Increase Behavior

Sierra’s Dilemma

Antecedents and Discriminative Stimuli

Motivating Operations

Foundational Conditions for the Display of Behavior



Section 4: Teaching Skills and Replacement Behaviors

The Path to Progress

What Behaviors Should Be Increased?

Behavioral Function and Functionally Equivalent Skills

Critical Skills

Shaping Behavior


Section 5: Reinforcement Strategies

Nolan Giggles

How Does Reinforcement Increase Behavior

Positive and Negative Reinforcement

Primary and Secondary Reinforcement

Differential Reinforcement

Reinforcement During Shaping

Reinforcement Schedules



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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