Token economies are systems for providing reinforcement to individuals so the display of desirable behaviors can be increased. They have been used successfully in various educational, behavioral health, and intervention settings since the 1960s. This course will cover how token economies are established and adapted to various settings and situations. The content in this course is applicable to those seeking the Registered Behavior Technician™ credential. This training program is based on the RBT® Task List, 2nd edition, and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential.
Relias Learning, LLC is a BICC Approved CE Provider.
This course aligns with D-11 on the BCAT Task List.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Basics of Token Economies
There Has to Be a Better Way
What Is Reinforcement?
Positive vs. Negative Reinforcement
What Makes a Reinforcer Effective
Two Categories of Reinforcement
The Token Reinforcement Cycle
Section 3: Components of Token Systems
What Starts Out Good Can Go So Bad
Clearly Defined Target Behaviors
Categories of Behaviors
Reasonable Number of Behaviors or Categories
Types of Tokens
Storing and Collecting Tokens
Back-Up Reinforcers and Reinforcer Menus
Section 4: Different Uses of Token Economies
So Many Uses
Token Systems for Young Children
Incorporating Token Reinforcement in Discrete Trials
Uses in Naturalistic Settings
Uses in Schools
Section 5: Conclusion
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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