Course Overview

These training materials were created for the Autism Center of Excellence at Western Michigan University. This course has been developed to provide multiple strategies to create positive behavioral change by providing alternative behaviors and rewarding those behaviors in clients that exhibit symptoms, or who have developed Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior (DRA)

This course introduces Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior (DRA) as a methodology for changing behavior in clients. The course expert provides definitions of each principle within the DRA and provides course participants with examples of using this methodology in practice. 

Implementing DRA and Potential Precautions

After reviewing the methodology and principles of DRA, this course provides additional information on implementing this strategy within behavioral health practice. This course also provides potential precautions, pitfalls, and warning signs that all behavioral health professionals should be aware of that may determine whether or not this is the proper method of treatment. 

What People Are Saying

I enjoyed this module as we got to hear from providers and consumers regarding how programming differs from other supports/services. I have been working in this field for many years and this video was extremely helpful as a reminder to me.

- Tess G.