The Positive Behavior Change Course


Course Summary

In this online 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.

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Ask your administration to cover the cost of the Positive Behavior Change Course! We accept purchase orders and can provide a School License for your team. Contact us to learn more about this option & group pricing!

What This Course Includes

  • img4 Modules with over 30 video lessons
  • imgEach topic is broken into short, actionable videos
  • imgConcepts are explained in a user friendly way
  • imgReady to use templates, handouts, and behavior tools
  • img5 continuing education hours upon completion

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  • For special education teachers, parents, & clinicians
  • Teachers how to do a Functional Behavior Assessment & set up a function based Behavior Intervention plan
  • Focuses on behaviors for students with a diagnosis &/or an IEP
  • Great for a life skills & self-contained teachers
  • Includes in-depth training on collecting and analyzing behavior data
  • Provides instruction on how to use positive reinforcement correctly and effectively
  • For all teachers (general ed & special ed), parents, & clinicians supporting any students with challenging behaviors
  • Provides a toolbox of strategies that can be used in a wide range of settings with any individuals
  • Focuses on behavior For students with & without a diagnosis
  • Rooted in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis & trauma-informed practices
  • Includes detailed training on contributing factors to behavior, including diagnosis, anxiety, trauma, & sensory needs
  • Includes training on de-escalation & emotional regulation

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The Positive Behavior Change course can be taken on a computer, phone, or tablet through The Autism Helper App & Network! This allows you to take the course from wherever you are.

Every aspect of the course is self-paced, allowing you to learn on your schedule. You can listen podcast-style while taking a walk outside, read the transcripts while waiting for your next appointment, or watch with closed captions from anywhere.



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Behavior Course FAQs

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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.

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 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

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

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. This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs.

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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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.

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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.