Get Ready for Your RBT Exam with 35 Practice Questions!
This is your chance to test your knowledge and prepare for the Registered Behavior Technician certification exam.
Dive into 35 practice questions, each with detailed explanations, covering key areas like Assessment, Skill Acquisition, Behavior Reduction, Measurement, Documentation and Reporting, and Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice. This is 8th Practice Exam in the series
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#1. Julio records interval data for his student’s classroom participation using 5-minute intervals. What type of measurement procedure must he be using?
In partial interval recording, the observer marks whether the behavior occurred at any point during the interval.
#2. What is the purpose of a preference assessment?
Preference assessments help identify reinforcing items for behavior intervention.
#3. In what type of assessment would you record ABC data?
Functional analysis aims to identify the environmental events (antecedents), the behavior, and the consequences (consequences) to understand the function of a particular behavior. Recording ABC data is crucial for this purpose.
#4. How many items are presented in a paired choice preference assessment?
Paired choice assessments present two options at a time for the individual to choose between.
#5. When recording ABC data, what information must be recorded? Choose the best response.
Accurate ABC data collection requires recording the events leading up to the behavior, the specific form of the behavior itself, and the immediate outcomes
#6. What is the main purpose of a descriptive assessment?
Descriptive assessments aim to comprehensively describe the behavior itself, its variations, frequency, and potential antecedents and consequences, without focusing on function or intervention planning.
#7. Your client exhibits aggressive behavior towards other children on the playground. You conduct a functional analysis and discover that the aggression is immediately followed by the other children giving the client their toys. What is the function of the client’s aggressive behavior in this case?
The functional analysis revealed that the aggression is consistently reinforced by obtaining the desired toys, indicating that this is the behavior’s function in this specific context.
#8. You suspect your client’s avoidance of social interaction may be driven by fear of negative comments or criticism. You design a multiple baseline assessment with three conditions: baseline (usual interactions), social skills training with positive reinforcement, and social interactions with confederates programmed to provide occasional, mild criticism. What do you expect to see in each condition and how will you interpret the results?
The multiple baseline design allows you to compare changes across conditions. Training should lead to increased social interaction. Criticism may initially trigger an extinction burst (increased avoidance) before gradual decrease if fear was the primary maintaining factor. Analyzing changes across conditions and individual responses helps to determine the function of avoidance and inform intervention strategies.
#9. A client reports frequent nail biting as a nervous habit. Which behavior reduction technique would not be appropriate?
Scolding reinforces the client’s negative self-perception and doesn’t offer alternative coping mechanisms.
#10. Which of the following is NOT a primary goal of behavior reduction?
Complete elimination may not always be realistic or necessary. Focus is on reducing the behavior to a manageable level and building adaptive skills.
#11. Which technique involves identifying triggers for the unwanted behavior and removing or modifying them?
Stimulus control aims to prevent behavior by managing its antecedents.
#12. Which technique involves reinforcing a specific alternative behavior while withholding reinforcement for the unwanted behavior?
DRA focuses on strengthening desired behaviors that compete with the unwanted behavior.
#13. Which of the following is a key difference between positive and negative reinforcement?
Reinforcement strengthens behavior, but positive and negative reinforcement differ in their approach.
#14. You are preparing a discharge summary for a client who has completed a behavioral intervention program. Which of the following should be included in the summary?
Provide a comprehensive overview of the client’s journey and future needs.
#15. You discover an error in a client’s progress report after it has been submitted. How should you handle this correction?
Transparency and proper notification are crucial for maintaining record accuracy.
#16. You notice inconsistencies in documentation practices across different teams within your agency. How can you promote consistent and standardized documentation?
A multi-pronged approach ensures clarity, consistency, and adherence to standards.
#17. You receive a subpoena requesting client records for a legal case. What is your primary responsibility in this situation?
Balancing legal requirements with client confidentiality requires seeking professional guidance.
#18. You are invited to participate in a peer review process for a research article on a behavioral intervention. What should be your primary focus as a reviewer?
#19. You are working with a client on a project that falls within your scope of practice, but you encounter an unforeseen legal issue that you are not qualified to address. What should you do?
Recognizing your limitations and seeking appropriate referrals when necessary upholds ethical practice and protects clients.
#20. Which of the following is a common generalization strategy to promote the use of a newly acquired skill in different settings or situations?
Generalization involves promoting the use of a skill across various contexts, and these strategies help achieve that goal.
#21. You are approached by a potential client who wishes to remain anonymous. What are your ethical responsibilities in this situation?
Anonymitous client relationships raise ethical concerns regarding transparency and accountability. While not always prohibited, discussing potential risks and limitations with the client is crucial for informed decision-making and upholding ethical obligations.
#22. Your client exhibits difficulty with complex multi-step tasks like dressing independently. Due to attention difficulties, they often lose focus and forget the sequence of steps halfway through. How would you adapt your skill acquisition plan to address these challenges?
Given the attention difficulties, presenting the entire task at once (A) or relying on reinforcement alone (C) wouldn’t address the need for focused skill acquisition. Backward chaining (B) breaks down the task into smaller, easier steps, providing opportunities for success and reinforcement at each stage, and prompting and error correction (D) can further support accurate performance at each step.
#23. You discover a discrepancy between a client’s self-reported information and evidence from another source. How should you address this potential inconsistency?
Directly accusing the client is unprofessional and may damage the relationship. Ignoring the discrepancy could pose ethical risks. Open communication and seeking clarification allows for understanding and potential resolution.
#24. You are concerned your client may be experiencing boredom or frustration during skill acquisition sessions. How would you identify the source of their negative emotions and adjust your approach to improve learning and engagement?
Direct conversations (C) may not be effective for all clients, and data analysis (A) provides information but not direct insight into emotions. Observing nonverbal cues (B) allows you to identify subtle signs of boredom or frustration that can inform adjustments like changing the pace, activity, or feedback provided. Environmental modifications (D) can be helpful but may not address the underlying source of the negative emotions.
#25. You are offered a new job opportunity that would involve competing with a former client. What should you consider before accepting the offer?
Accepting a position with potential conflicts requires careful consideration. Aligning with career goals, assessing competitive impact, and reviewing contracts are all crucial factors.
#26. You are concerned your client may be experiencing anxiety or apprehension during certain skill acquisition tasks. How would you identify and address their emotional state to create a more comfortable and productive learning environment?
Data analysis (A) may not reveal personal feelings, and direct conversations (C) may not be suitable for all clients. Observing nonverbal cues (B) allows you to identify subtle signs of anxiety and adjust the learning environment or approach to reduce pressure and create a more comfortable learning experience. Task adjustments (D) can be helpful but may not directly address the emotional state.
#27. You are working on a project with limited resources and face competing deadlines. How should you prioritize your responsibilities?
Prioritizing solely on deadlines or sacrificing quality are unprofessional and unsustainable. Open communication, seeking input, and collaborating with stakeholders allows for responsible prioritization and ethical problem-solving.
#28. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of using technology in skill acquisition programs?
#29. Which of the following is NOT a common barrier to skill acquisition?
#30. When using errorless learning techniques, the goal is to:
#31. When using the least-to-most prompting method, the therapist:
#32. What is the main function of a token economy system in skill acquisition?
#33. When using the forward chaining technique, the therapist starts by teaching:
#34. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of effective error correction in skill acquisition?
#35. Which type of chaining involves teaching steps of a skill in reverse order?
Official Test vs. Our Mock Test: A Comparative Overview
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Total Questions: 85
- Scored Questions: 75
- Unscored Questions: 10 (pre-tested for future exams, not counted towards the final score)
- Passing Marks: 68
Content Areas and Distribution:
- Measurement: 12 questions
- Assessment: 6 questions
- Skill Acquisition: 24 questions
- Behavior Reduction: 12 questions
- Documentation and Reporting: 10 questions
- Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice: 11 questions
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- Duration: 45 minutes
- Total Questions: 35
- Scored Questions: 35
- Unscored Questions: 0
- Passing Marks: 28
Content Areas and Distribution:
- Measurement: 5 questions
- Assessment: 3 questions
- Skill Acquisition: 12 questions
- Behavior Reduction: 5 questions
- Documentation and Reporting: 5 questions
- Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice: 5 questions
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