Course Code: REL-ABA-0-TE
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2025
Explain how token economies can be used to reinforce desired behavior.
Describe the basics of token economies.
Describe the major components of token economies.
Describe various applications of token economies.
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
Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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.
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