RBT Practice Test


This indicates the availability of reinforcement.

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The SD signals reinforcement is available. The SD, often referred to as the instruction, lets your client know what you expect them to do. If they do it, reinforcement is available.

What do the words "escape," "attention," "tangible," and "sensory" mean?

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This should be the easiest question on the exam. As an RBT, you should know functions by heart!

Reinforcement is given every 2 minutes on average while the behaviors are occurring. What kind of reinforcement program is this?

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Remember what the letters stand for. F = fixed, V = variable, R = ratio (response), I = interval (time). If the reinforcement is delivered on an average time schedule than that schedule is a variable interval. The number is just the amount of time or number of responses.

Consistently reinforcing behavior changes

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Shaping = reinforcing successful approximations of behavior. If you are reinforcing each gradual change in behavior you are shaping that behavior into the final behavior you want to see. Example - the word bubble. Reinforce for "b" then reinforce for "bub" then reinforce for "bubble"

This raises the likelihood of future activity.

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Reinforcement increases the future likelihood of behavior. Punishment does the opposite - it decrease the future likelihood of behavior. Motivation impacts the value of reinforcement.

Begin with the least intrusive prompt.

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This question is not asking about chaining or task analysis. It is asking about prompting. If you are starting with the least intrusive prompt than you are going from the least to the most intrusive prompt.

You're about to begin working with a client. What should you do to ensure that you're prepared to have a successful session (at the very least)?

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You should be prepared with all necessary materials before session starts

Whose preferences should be prioritized while working with a client?

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The client should always take priority. That does not mean the client should dictate programming. But the client's needs and wants must be considered above all else.

In his room, a young boy is playing with his toys. He looks at one of his stuffed animal dolls and exclaims, "Zebra!"

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A tact is just a label. The boy is labeling the zebra. An echoic would be if the boy said "zebra" after someone said "zebra". An intraverbal would be if the boy said "zebra" when someone asked "what animal is this".

You provide a preferred edible item for the first accurate response after an average of 5 minutes. What kind of reinforcement schedule is this?

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This is referred to as the VI-5 reinforcement schedule.

When deciding which mands to teach, what should you do?

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Determine what inspires your student by doing a preference assessment.

Preference assessments will assist you in determining which mands to teach.

A Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) does not include which of the following?

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How the child feels when the behavior is occurring

This isn't a behavior that can be measured.

Which of the following is an appropriate person to discuss clients with?

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None of the above

Practitioners should only communicate confidential information with people who are obviously involved in such matters for suitable professional reasons.

Troy yelled for the music to be turned off, and his parents obeyed. His parents chose to ignore the yelling one day. Troy's yelling became louder at first, but quieted down over the next several days as they continued to ignore him. What exactly occurred?

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Extinction burst

His parents eventually put an end to his yelling by no longer providing the reinforcement of shutting off the music, but it first grew before decreasing. An extinction burst occurs when this happens.

Every ________________, supervisors must submit feedback to their direct reports.

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two weeks

Supervisors should meet every two weeks at the very least to offer feedback and engage with the people they supervise.

What is the first step in developing a behavioral treatment?

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Define the behavior and choose a measurement technique.

You must first determine what you are measuring and how the behavior will be measured before you can collect baseline data.

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