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Tri-State Webinar: Motivating Learner Participation with The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control: Part 2 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 part 1, Robert Schramm provided an overview of the seven steps that parents and educators can follow to earn instructional control. In part 2 he will discuss learning how to teach instructional control and will focus on steps 1-6.

Learner Objectives:

After viewing part 2, participants will be able to:

  1. Reinforcer Control.
  2. The principle of Pairing
  3. “Saying what you mean, meaning what you say”
  4. Positive vs. Negative Reinforcement.
  5. An ever-increasing Variable Ratio of Reinforcement.
  6. Priorities, Priorities, Priorities.


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 1 and Part 3.

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