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When preparing for data collection, a RBT should do all of the following except:

Your BCBA instructs you to take data on how many times your client engages in verbal refusal in 30-minute intervals. What type of data collection use?

Your BCBA instructs you that he/she wants you to record how long your clients’ tantrums last. What type of data collection would you use?

The RBT recorded 18 instances of the child throwing items in the classroom. What type of continuous measurement procedure is the RBT implementing?

The BCBA instructs you to measure the time between the end of one response to the beginning of the same response. What continuous measurement procedure is being implemented?

All of the following are discontinuous measurement procedures, except:

Which measurement procedure is being used if the observer is recording if the target behavior occurred at any point in the interval?

A RBT sets a timer for 2 minutes. When the 2-minute timer goes off, the RBT looks up immediately to see if their client is sitting in their seat.

The observer is recording data on tangible items (e.g., completed math worksheets) left over in the environment that can be recorded at a later time. What measurement procedure is being described?

When graphing data, _______is labeled the X-Axis and _______is labeled the Y-Axis.

The Abscissa refers to which axis on a line graph?

What is the most common graph used in applied behavior analysis?

Which term is used to describe anything an organism does that is observable and measurable?

A BCBA is describing to the RBT the target response for data collection. He/she then describes the physical form or shape of the behavior, in other words, what the behavior looks like. The BCBA is describing the ________ of the target behavior.

The RBT instructed the learner that it is time to go to the classroom to practice tracing lower case letters. Once seated, the learner engages in elopement each time the RBT presents the instruction “Let’s Trace.” Based on the scenario and the 4 functions of behavior, what appears to be the function?

The RBT is working with a new client on identifying preferences. The RBT presents 5 items in front of the child including a car, bubbles, a train, a stuffed animal, and a puzzle. The RBT states to pick one, so the child chooses the bubbles. In the next presentation of the stimuli, the bubbles are taken out of the array and the other items are re-arranged. The RBT instructs the client again to choose one. Which preference assessment is being implemented?

The BCBA gave the RBT 10 tasks to have the learner perform to assess whether the learner can perform the tasks or not. This is an example of:

Essential components of a written skill acquisition plan include all of the following, except:

First, the RBT gathered the necessary materials needed for data collection and program implementation. Next, the RBT spent 15 minutes before their session reviewing the updated behavior intervention plan and programming to prepare for their session. The RBT had 2 questions and reached out to the supervising BCBA for clarification before beginning the session. These are all necessary components of:

This describes a principle of behavior describing a response consequence functional relation in which the response is followed immediately by a stimulus change that results in similar responses occurring more often in the future:

John receives a token (as part of a token economy) every time he brushes his teeth before going to bed. This is an example of:

Sarah cleaned her room and received $5.00 upon completion. Sarah engaged in cleaning her room more often in the future. This is an example of:

This principle of behavior occurs when a behavior is followed immediately by the removal of a stimulus that increases the future frequency of that behavior:

Which is an example of reinforcement?

All of the following are examples of unconditioned reinforcers except:

Emily is working with her client on a new skill which involves emitting one-word mands, specifically requesting “GO” when her client wants to leave a room. The RBT provides reinforcement for every occurrence her client emits the target response. The RBT is implementing:

Intermittent reinforcement is typically used to teach new skills while continuous reinforcement is typically used to strengthen and maintain established skills:

A teacher delivers a student a break from independent seated work after exactly 1 hour since their last break. This is describing what schedule of reinforcement:

The BCBA delivers praise 5 times on average for each correct response. Sometimes the BCBA delivers praise after 4 correct responses and sometime after 7 correct responses. Based on this scenario, what schedule of reinforcement is being implemented?

This type of teaching procedure involves short, quick intervals when learning skills that involve an SD, prompts, responses, and feedback in quick succession. Typically, many trials are run at the table. This describes which teaching procedure:

Natural Environment Teaching (NET) focuses on all of the following, except:

What is pairing?

Laura the BCBA is working with her client on brushing teeth. She has broken down the complex skill of brushing teeth into smaller teachable steps to help her client learn this new skill. What teaching procedure is Laura implementing?

Josh is an RBT working with a client on hand washing. Handwashing is a complex skill that the clients BCBA has broken up into a sequence of small teachable steps. Josh’s BCBA instructs him that the procedure involves Josh prompting all but the last step in the behavior chain, which is performed by the learner, who then receives reinforcement for completing the chain. When the learner shows mastery in performing the last step, Josh will then complete all but the last 2 steps in the behavior chain and reinforcement is delivered. This sequence continues until the learner completes the entire chain independently. This describes what teaching procedure?

A stimulus that signals the availability of reinforcement is defined as a _____ and a stimulus that signals the unavailability of reinforcement is defined as ______:

Sydney is working with her client, Jake, on a gross motor imitation target, specifically clap hands. Jake has independently clapped hands in the past and has imitated peers clapping. Every time Sydney presents the instruction “Do this” and claps her hands, Jake will hold up his hands in front Sydney staring at her and Sydney always completes the response for him. This illustrates an example of:

Which of the following is an example of prompting least to most?

When Jessica is working with her client, she ensures she is always providing learning opportunities across different stimuli, various times of the day, incorporating new people, and in teaching in different settings. What is Jessica programming for?

Sam sees a green ball and says “green.” Sam sees grass and says “green.” Sam also sees dark green leaves on a tree and says “green.” This is an example of:

Your client has been manding “open door” when wanting to leave the classroom as he cannot reach the door handle. Later at lunch, your client needs help opening his chip bag and says, “open door.” Again, you observe your client manding “open door” when needing help opening his water bottle. This is an example of:

This occurs when the learner emits an unlearned response which is functionally equivalent to the learned response. An example includes teaching the learner to say “hi” and you now observe the client saying “hello” and “hey” which were not taught.

Your client has met mastery criteria for tying his shoes. This behavior continues to occur after the intervention been removed. This refers to:

Systematically and differentially reinforcing successive approximations to a terminal behavior is defined as:

You are working with your client on two syllable echoics, specifically “Say: mommy.” You reinforce your client saying “Ma.” A couple of days later your client echoes “mama.” You then withhold reinforcement when you client says “ma” and only reinforce “mama.” What teaching procedure is being illustrated in this example?

When using a token economy, which of the following is necessary?

This is a program during which the learner earns tokens contingent on appropriate behavior, but also loses 2 tokens contingent on inappropriate behavior:

Ashley engages in frequent elopement. You are observing Ashley and notice that this behavior typically occurs as soon as she is asked to complete a worksheet at school. The teacher usually responds by telling Ashley “it’s okay, you don’t have to work on it today.” What appears to be the function of Ashley eloping?

Which of the following reflects the main four functions of behavior commonly recognized in applied behavior analysis?

The three-term contingency refers to:

This term is used to describe what occurs immediately before “the behavior”?

This term is used to describe what occurs immediately “after” the behavior?

Your client often makes inappropriate jokes at the clinic. You notice that when he does this, most of the kids around start laughing at him, increasing the likelihood that he will continue to make inappropriate jokes in the future. What appears to be the function of this behavior?

A _____decreases the value of a stimulus as a reinforcer and a ______ increases the value of a stimulus as reinforcer.

Jill yells at loud volumes to get her mother’s attention. Her mother reinforces close approximations to low speaking volumes and tapping her to get her attention and ignores the loud volume screams. The process of reinforcing appropriate responses and withholding reinforcement for inappropriate responses is an example of:

Your BCBA is using a differential reinforcement procedure to teach a replacement behavior for a client tantruming during independent seated work. The function of the behavior is escape. What replacement behavior would you be most appropriate to teach in this scenario?

Your client continually engages in out of his seat behavior in the classroom. A desirable behavior with roaming around the classroom is being seated during class time. The teacher therefore could reduce the out-of-seat behavior by reinforcing the child for being seated. What differential reinforcement procedure is being illustrated

Your BCBA is teaching you how to implement an extinction procedure. The goal is decrease property destruction. What could be true when implementing extinction?

Your BCBA determined that attention is maintaining Jack’s aggressive behavior. What could extinction look like in this scenario?

When working with a client who you are aware that engages in hair pulling, what is an antecedent strategy you could implement?

Which of the following examples is an appropriate scenario to implement a restraint/safety care procedure as an RBT with a client?

You arrive to your client’s home for session. At the start of session, your client’s mother informs you that he started a new medication and has been engaging in severe head banging and asks your advice on how to handle this behavior. What should you do in this scenario?

You are working with your client when the client’s father informs you he does not want you implementing natural environment teaching, but it is written in the skill acquisition plan to incorporate NET. The father states that from here on out, he only wants you running programs at the table and implementing discrete trial training. What would be the best course of action to take in this scenario?

When writing a session note, you should do all of the following, except:

When writing a session note, all of the following are required components except:

Which of following best illustrates an appropriate example of an RBT communicating to a parent at the end of a session?

At a minimum, how many years do client data and records need to remain secured at an organization?

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Which of the following is the most secure location an RBT can store confidential documents between sessions?

You are arriving for session and your client’s neighbor asks you why you are always at their house every day at 12pm. How should you respond?

When is it okay for an RBT to post a client on social media?

Which of the following examples illustrates maintaining client confidentiality?

Which of the following examples best illustrates maintaining client dignity?

Which of the following is an important part of an RBT’s role?

As an RBT, you can do all of the following, except:

When receiving feedback as an RBT, you should do which of the following:

An RBT is working with a client whose mother asked her for advice pertaining to their child’s diet and supplements they are taking. The client’s parent is worried that it is affecting the behavior analytic services being provided. Which best describes the course of action the RBT should take?

It is written in the client’s behavior intervention plan to implement least to most prompting, but the client’s parents specifically state they want you implementing most to least prompting instead. As an RBT, what should you do in this scenario?

A client’s family asks you to babysit over the weekend while they go out of town. As an RBT, how should you respond to the parent’s request?

You are an RBT and receive a friend request on social media from your client and your client’s mother. What is the best course of action to take in this scenario?

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Which of the following illustrates maintaining client dignity?

Which of the following illustrates an example of a dual relationship?

The RBT is collecting ABC data each time a client hits a peer or staff with open palm. What functional assessment is being described in this scenario?

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Why is it important to collect ABC data? 

Before the onset of services, the BCBA informed the RBT that they conducted an interview with the clients’ parents and gave them a questionnaire to fill out about their child’s preferred activities. This is an example of which functional assessment?

Johnny’s dad reprimands him for not cleaning his dishes after dinner. The next day Johnny cleans his dishes, and his father immediately stops yelling. Johnny is more likely to clean his dishes in the future. This is an example of:

Which of following is an example of positive punishment?