March 19, 2013 (chapters 25 and 26).docx

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Family Relations and Human Development
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FRHD 3150
Michelle Preyde

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Page 1 of 2 March 19, 2013 (chapters 25 and 26) FRHD 3150  Token economy  Tokens are used as a means of influencing behaviour  Individuals can earn tokens for desirable behaviour  Individuals can exchange tokens for backup reinforcers  Advantages of tokens  Can be given immediately thus suitable for situations where actual or backup reinforcer is not convenient/ possible  Can be exchanged for a wide range of reinforcers (can appeal to many people)  Tokens  Used in a wide array of settings: schools, mental health, psychiatric wards, etc…  Teaching-family model (like a group home) o Tokens for good behaviour o Self-government system o Normalization o Ongoing evaluation of individual's performance  Decide on target behaviours (intellectual and chronological age)  Taking baseline measures  Selecting backup reinforcers  Selecting type of token  Identify is assistance is needed, then obtain it
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