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Evaluation of Token Economies as Effective Behavior Strategies for Early Learners

Course #: 015-1348

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

A token economy is a contingency based reinforcement system used to modify behavior based on the principles of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). It is a procedure in which tokens are presented to the learner based upon the occurrence of a predetermined behavior. When used effectively, it can reduce the probability of problematic behavior and increase the rate of desired behavior. A token economy consists of six components; the target behavior, tokens which serve as a conditioned reinforcer, backup reinforcers and three schedules of reinforcement. In this course, participants will learn how to (1) identify a problematic behavior for reduction and a target behavior for reinforcement, (2) objectively define the target behavior, (3) develop a token economy system, (4) implement a token economy procedure, and (5) analyze the effectiveness of the token economy system. 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Explain what a token economy is and its effects as a behavior strategy for early learners. 
  2. Identify and define a behavior for reduction as well as a replacement behavior for reinforcement. 
  3. Identify the steps to develop a token economy system.
  4. Analyze the effectiveness of the token economy system

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Course Date: 2023-10-13

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