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BEHP1112: Stereotypy: There are No Easy Answers is a Course

BEHP1112: Stereotypy: There are No Easy Answers

Time limit: 60 days
4 credits

$52 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 3 hours, 28 minutes
Credit: 4 Learning BACB CEs

Presenter: William H. Ahearn, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Course Description: Examines how stereotypy is socially stigmatizing and can interfere with skill acquisition. Includes interventions for directly treating stereotypy (response competition, response interruption or redirection). Discusses strategies for building functional skills from direct instruction of functional engagement to video modeling and verbal operant training.


  • Learn why stereotypy is thought to occur.
  • Learn how stereotypy is typically measured.
  • Learn how stereotypy can be functionally assessed.
  • Understand indirectly treating stereotypy by promoting functional skills.
  • Identify activities that effectively compete with stereotypy.
  • Learn procedures for implementing response interruption/redirection of stereotypy.
  • Understand potential concerns when implementing response interruption/redirection of stereotypy.
  • Learn procedures for complementing response interruption/redirection procedures (including verbal operant training and video modeling).

Keywords: Stereotypic behavior, autism, developmental disabilities, video modeling, response interruption

Rating: This course will be useful for individuals involved in the field of behavior analysis who are working with individuals with stereotypy or those who are interested in this application. Participants should be familiar with some of the basics of behavior analysis. 

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Note: The 60-day access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access. 

Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech will no longer offer extensions for new purchases.  Purchases made prior to this date will be eligible for an extension per the previous policy:

Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA Learning (type-2) on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again. 


For more information, to request an extension, or if you experience problems when registering, please email us at

Important note:  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.

Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)