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Tri-State Webinar: Motivating Learner Participation with The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control: Part 1 of 3

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Earning instructional control is the most important aspect of any intervention or learning relationship. Instructional control is what motivates the learner to listen to you, to develop new skills through instruction, and to do what you ask of them. Essentially, instructional control is about developing a positive working relationship. During this three-part series, Robert Schramm will discuss the seven steps that parents and educators can follow to earn instructional control. 

Learner Objectives: 

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the characteristics of a Verbal Behavior-based ABA program.
  2. Compare DTT with ABA and ABA/VB
  3. Define instructional control and escape extinction.
  4. The current standard of care regarding instructional control.
  5. Identify alternatives to escape extinction.


Robert Schramm, MA, BCBA, is the lead behavior analyst for Knospe-ABA, Europe’s largest ABA/VB autism intervention institute in Hepse, Germany. He is the author of The Seven Steps to Earning Instructional Control and Motivation & Reinforcement. You can learn more about Robert at http://knospe-aba.com/cms/us.

Certificate of Completion:

To earn a Certificate of Completion/Attendance for an archived Tri-State Webinar:

  1. View the archived webinar on our Moodle site
  2. Submit responses to the Study Questions (on Moodle)
  3. A Certificate of Completion will automatically be populated. Download and/or print.

Click here for instructions of how to create a Moodle Account.

To log into Moodle go to http://moodle.tasnatbs.org

The webinars are listed by category and alphabetical order. The category for this webinar is Instructional Strategies.


See also: Part 2 and Part 3.

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