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Reinforcement, Bribery, & Negotiation: Tools that can Make or Break Your Behavior Plans

Behavior Change Course Summary

In this course, we breakdown the complex process of decreasing negative or dangerous behaviors and teaching positive, prosocial, and functional communication responses. This course gives you strategies in an easy to understand way and provides you with the tools to put these strategies into action.

What This Course Includes:

  • 4 Modules with over 30 video lessons
  • Each topic is broken into short, actionable videos
  • Concepts are explained in a user friendly way
  • Ready to use templates, handouts, and behavior tools
  • 5 continuing education credits upon completion

Here’s a peek into the Behavior Change Course:

Module 1:
Increasing Positive Behaviors

In Module 1, we start with how to increase positive behaviors first. We explore how to use reinforcement correctly and effectively to teach new skills and ensure that they happen more readily.

(6 video training lessons with 8 downloadable resources)

Module 2:
Function Based Assessment

In Module 2, we examine how to define and measure behavior as a collaborative team.  We cover taking baseline and ABC data, functions of behavior, how to analyze and use your data, as well as how to train your team around these topics.  (7 video training lessons with 4 downloadable resources)

Module 3:
Behavior Intervention Plan

In Module 3, we focus on how to create a function-based behavior intervention plan. We cover what the framework should look like as well as specific proactive and reactive strategies.

(11 video training lessons with 12 downloadable resources)

Module 4:
When Things Don’t Go As Planned

In Module 4, we bring everything together and explore challenges with staff training, how to troubleshoot plans that aren’t working, and what tools you need to make the plan successful.

(9 video training lessons with 5 downloadable resources)


From Past Course Participants


"I loved the course! It was straight-forward and easy to understand. I really liked how the concepts were broken down into short segments so they weren't too overwhelming. My favorite part is the tools provided. They are so user friendly and they will be super-useful for educating school teams."

- Susan


"As a certified special education teacher and a BCBA, your class had amazing hand outs and resources that are extremely user friendly and organized. I don’t think I have ever taken a class that offered more materials that I could literally use immediately. Thank you for the clear, concise way you explained topics that are often easily confused by people outside of our field!"

- Kerri


"I loved the course. The concepts I learned gave me the confidence to know I am doing the right thing next year. There are specific examples and strategies that I did not get in college courses."

- Rebecca


"The format of the course allowed for "bite-sized" chunks of information to be viewed and digested in small amounts of time. Once I started a session, I became hooked and usually completed several at a time. The information was very well organized and truly addressed all facets of behavior programming (the good, the bad and the ugly)."

- Noor


"I can't wait to get back to school and work with teams using all of my new tools to support the staff in supporting their students. The 'optional' Behavior Change Tool Box is NOT to be missed. So many treasures that I can't wait to try out! Thank you Sasha and The Autism Helper for providing this course. I am so glad I took it and I have already suggested it to other people at my school!"

- Abigail


"This is the most informative course I have ever taken and it really gives me more information on understanding behavior. I always struggled with data and this really simplifies it for me and my associates. I just want more after the course and I think this would be a great deal for people who have taken the course but don't have the membership! "

- Bailey


"I’m overall very satisfied with the course. It’s a great professional development course and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn how to deal with behavior. The Autism Helper website has been a beacon of light and inspiration for me over the past 5 years."

- John

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1 payment of $249


4 payments of $62.25

Behavior Change Tool Kit

Want even more behavior resources? Get the Behavior Change Toolbox (value of over $150) for just $50 more when you sign up for this course!
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The Autism Helper FAQs

You have questions, we have answers. Learn more about our course here.

Who is this course for?

This course was created for general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, clinicians, and parents who are looking to learn more about behavior fundamentals and strategies.

What are the course objectives and agenda?

Course Objectives

  • Identified what reinforcement is, how to identify reinforcers, and how to fade to delayed reinforcement effectively. 
  • Defined a problem behavior in observable and measurable language.
  • Listed ways to measure a behavior and identified appropriate measurement methods based on the topography of the behavior. 
  • Identified the importance of taking baseline data. 
  • Listed and described the functions of behavior, as well as how to hypothesize function, based on data using a variety of methods including data review and Google forms. 
  • Created ABC data sheets. 
  • Described and implemented training procedures for teaching team members to collect accurate and reliable ABC data. 
  • Explained the Starve It and Replace It Framework. Identified maintaining contingencies for problem behaviors and described ethical and appropriate options for removing or minimizing these contingencies. Defined replacement behaviors and why they are important. 
  • Listed ways to measure ongoing progress of the behavior plan through appropriate data collection methods on the problem behavior. 
  • Listed proactive strategies for attention maintained, escape maintained, and sensory behaviors. 
  • Defined and described how and when to implement Planned Ignoring and Time Out procedures. 
  • Defined and described how and when to implement Response Interruption and Redirection. 
  • Defined and described how and when to implement Differential Reinforcement of Other Behaviors for a variety of function types. 
  • Described and implemented training procedures for teaching team members to implement a behavior plan. 
  • Listed potential actions to take when a behavior plan and/or staff training is not working.
  • Described how to create a student and staff friendly version of a behavior plan. 
  • Described how to implement behavior contingency maps, behavior contracts, and Check In Check Out plans.
  • Explained and created a crisis plan. Described steps to take following a crisis. 


Module 1: The Good

minute 0 – 8.5


Convey Belief

minute 8.5 – 16.5 What is reinforcement?
minute 16.5 – 29 How Reinforcement Goes Wrong?
minute 29 – 37.5 How to Identify Reinforcers
minute 37.5 – 45 Making Delayed Reinforcement Work
minute 45 – 51 Reinforcement vs. Bribery
Module 2: The Bad
minute 51 – 66 Define the Problem Behavior
minute 66 – 72 Decide how to Measure the Problem Behavior
minute 72 – 83 Taking Baseline and ABC Data
minute 83 – 98 Functions of Behavior
minute 98 – 107 Analyzing ABC Data
minute 107 – 114 Using Google Forms to Analyze ABC Data
minute 114 – 124 Training Your Team to Take ABC Data
Module 3: The Bad

minute 124 – 139


Change the Contingency: Starve It

minute 139 – 158 Replacement Behavior
minute 158 – 164 Taking Ongoing Behavior Data
minute 164 – 168 Proactive Strategies: Clarify the New Deal
minute 168 – 172 Proactive Strategies for Attention Behaviors
minute 172 – 181 Proactive Strategies for Escape Behaviors
minute 181 – 188 Proactive Strategies for Sensory Behaviors
minute 188 – 198 Reactive Strategies: Planned Ignoring and Time Out
minute 198 – 205 Reactive Strategies: Response Interruption and Redirection
minute 205 – 213 Reactive Strategies: Differential Reinforcement of Other Behaviors
minute 213 – 223 Training Your Team to Implement the Strategy
Module 4: When Things Don’t Go As Planned

minute 223 – 233


If Your Interventions Aren’t Working…

minute 233 – 238 What NOT to Do
minute 238 – 243 User Friendly Behavior Plan
minute 243 – 249 Staff Training Troubleshooting
minute 249 – 254 Student Friendly Behavior Plan
minute 254 – 261 Behavior Contingency Maps
minute 261 – 279 Behavior Contracts
minute 279 – 289 How to Create a Crisis Plan
minute 289 – 300 Reflect and Learn from a Crisis

When will I have access to this course?

You will receive an invite to join The Autism Helper Network within 15 minutes of signing up. Once you’ve set up your account, you will be able to access the course.  You will have access to this course for 6 months from the date of purchase.  If you have not received either email within 15 minutes, please check your spam folder first. If you cannot locate them there, please contact us at

Can I earn continuing education credits for this course?

All course content must be watched/completed in its entirety including the course feedback form within 6 months to receive any continuing education credits. The date on the certificate will match the date you complete all course components. No partial credit will be given.


You can earn 5 continuing education credits upon completion of this course. School districts differ in what they will accept as a continuing education credit. It is up to each course participant to confirm that continuing education credits from The Autism Helper, Inc. will be approved by your school district.


Sasha Long, BCBA is an Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) provider from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. This course provides Type 2 continuing education credits.

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ASHA CE Registry Submission: After you complete all course components, you will be directed to fill out a form regarding ASHA CEUs. Once you fill out the form indicating that you would like your participation reported to ASHA, The Autism Helper will prepare to submit your information to the ASHA CE Registry. The Autism Helper submits this completion information monthly [on the 15th of the month]. Please allow three weeks from the submission date by The Autism Helper for the course and ASHA CEUs to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

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How can I request accommodations?

The Autism Helper, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunities in accordance with all applicable laws. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact We will review your request and respond in a timely manner. Please note that we will require a minimum of 4 weeks to provide a reasonable accommodation for your request.

How do I cancel? Do you offer refunds?

In the event a purchaser is not satisfied with a course, he or she can request a full refund via email to The Autism Helper strives to respond to all refund emails within 24 business hours. The Autism Helper will issue a full refund within 7-14 days from the date of purchase, dependent upon the amount of content consumed by the purchaser. If more than 25% of the course content was consumed, no refund will be issued.

Please note, that any course on a subscription model rather than a one time purchase, can be canceled at any time. All memberships will renew automatically based on your subscription plan. For monthly subscriptions, a refund will be issued for the current month only, and only if the cancelation request is received within 5 days of the monthly payment. If the cancelation request is received more than 5 days after the monthly payment is processed, the purchaser will retain access for the remainder of that monthly period and the cancelation will be scheduled to process the day before the next scheduled payment. For annual subscriptions, a full refund will be issued if the cancelation request is received within 30 days of the annual payment. Any requests received after 30 days, will receive a prorated refund based on the number of months left in their annual subscription. For each month remaining, the member will be refunded $27.50.

Once you have canceled you will no longer have access to the Membership Dashboard nor any content on The Autism Helper Membership or course.

In the event The Autism Helper is unable to host a course for any reason, all associated costs and fees will be refunded to the purchasers. In the event that The Autism Helper must reschedule the start of a course and the new date is unsatisfactory to the purchaser, a full refund of costs and fees will be issued upon the purchaser’s request to

How can I leave you a complaint, feedback or ask questions?

We’d love to hear your feedback and answer your questions! You can send them to We strive to respond to all feedback and question emails within 48 business hours. There is also a mandatory feedback form related to this course at the end of the course.


Financial Disclosures: Sasha Long is the founder and owner of The Autism Helper, Inc. She receives payment from the sales of all products and courses on this site.

Non-Financial Disclosures: There are no relevant non-financial disclosures.

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