This course will provide an overview of behavior reduction strategies. Arranging the environment to discourage undesirable behavior and using differential reinforcement, extinction, Type 1 and Type 2 punishers will be covered. Ethical considerations for the use of punishment will be discussed.
Relias Learning, LLC is a BICC Approved CE Provider.
This course aligns with B-1;B-2;B-3;B-4;D-14;D-15;D-16;D-16;D-17; on the BCAT Task List.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Identifying the Need to Decrease Behavior
The Problem with Problem Behavior
Why Do Problem Behaviors Occur?
Is the Environment the Problem?
Section 3: Differential Reinforcement and Reducing Behavior
Reinforcement to Reduce Behavior
Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behavior
Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior
Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior
Differential Reinforcement of Low Rates of Behavior
Differential Reinforcement of High Rates of Behavior
Section 4: Using Extinction to Decrease Behavior
What is Extinction?
Extinction of Behavior Maintained by Positive Reinforcement
Extinction of Behavior Maintained by Negative Reinforcement
Extinction of Behavior Maintained by Automatic Reinforcement
Using Extinction Wisely
Section 5: Using Punishment to Decrease Behavior
Review of Punishment
Type 1 Punishment
Type 2 Punishment
Ethical Use of Punishment
Section 6: Conclusion
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.
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