This training expands upon a basic understanding of reinforcement and introduces the learner to additional aspects of reinforcement. It provides an understanding of motivating operations and specifically reviews the two effects of establishing operations and abolishing operations.  The classifications of reinforcement are reviewed to highlight the importance of using pairing to establish new conditioned reinforcers. The learner is exposed to four schedules of reinforcement (i.e., fixed ratio, variable ratio, fixed interval, and variable interval) and to ways that the schedules of reinforcement can be used during teaching. Additionally, schedule thinning and ratio strain are reviewed. 


1 hr 30 mins.


  • Define the two types of reinforcement and identify when both positive and negative reinforcement are in effect
  • Describe motivating operations and use establishing operations to increase the effectiveness of reinforcers during teaching
  • Differentiate between unconditioned and conditioned reinforcers and use pairing to establish new conditioned reinforcers
  • Describe the four common schedules of reinforcement and implement the specified reinforcement schedule during treatment
  • Discuss the importance of schedule thinning and recognize when ratio strain is occurring


  • Ramsey Porta, M.S., BCBA


  • Tina Goldsmith, Ph.D., BCBA-D
  • Elanor Neff, M.S., BCBA
  • Ramsey Porta, M.S., BCBA


$ 22.50 X