Reinforcement Schedules - U

Reinforcement Schedules - U 

This course will address the use of various schedules of reinforcement to increase and maintain desired behaviors. Strategies for implementation and for fading reinforcement will be included. This course will also address the use of differential reinforcement procedures to reduce undesirable behaviors. This training is based on the BACB’s Registered Behavior Technician™ Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT® credential.


Hours: 2.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-BM4-V2U
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Learning Objectives:
Use variable schedules of reinforcement to maintain desired behavior.
Use fixed schedules of reinforcement to increase and maintain desired behavior.
Use variable schedules of reinforcement to fade dependence on reinforcement.
Use variations of reinforcement schedules for maintaining desired behavior.


Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Why Vary Reinforcer Delivery?

A. Meet Caleb

B. Review of Reinforcement

C. What is a Schedule of Reinforcement?

D. Rationale for Intermittent Reinforcement

E. Review

F. Summary

Section 3: Basic Intermittent Schedules of Reinforcement

A. Discontinuing ABA Therapy?

B. Continuous Schedules of Reinforcement

C. Intermittent Schedules of Reinforcement

D. Fixed Ratio Schedule of Reinforcement

E. Fixed Interval Schedules of Reinforcement

F. Variable Ratio Schedules of Reinforcement

G. Variable Interval

H. When to Use What?

I. Review

J. Summary

Section 4: Variations of Basic Schedules of Reinforcement

A. Fast Forward

B. Reinforcing Different Rates of Responding

C. Correcting Issues with Reinforcement Schedules

D. Differential Reinforcement

E. Progressive Schedules of Reinforcement

F. Compound Schedules of Reinforcement

G. Review

H. Summary

Section 5: Reinforcement Schedules in Use

A. Fast Forward Again

B. Thinning Reinforcement to Produce Thick Results

C. Keeping Responses High

D. Engineering Time: Fixed to Variable Intervals

E. Progressive Schedule = Progress!

F. Concurrent Success with A Concurrent Schedule! 

G. Matching Understanding with the Matching Law

H. Review

Section 6: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributor

C. References

D. Congratulations!

E. Exam

F. BrainSparks

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.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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