Differential Reinforcement

Provision of positive/desirable consequences for behaviors or their absence that reduce the occurrence of an undesirable behavior. Reinforcement provided: a) when the learner is engaging in a specific desired behavior other than the inappropriate behavior (DRA), b) when the learner is engaging in a behavior that is physically impossible to do while exhibiting the inappropriate behavior (DRI), or c) when the learner is not engaging in the interfering behavior (DRO).


  • Define differential reinforcement and the 4 types of DR
  • Identify the steps for implementing differential reinforcement
  • Locate resources for training, implementation checklists, and data collection

Online Course, Self-directed

CPE Credits: 0.50  
Registration Closes: 9/1/2023
Ends: 9/30/2023 11:59 pm