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Tips for Positively Addressing Your Child’s Behavior Using a Token Economy

What is a token economy? Using a token economy can be a highly effective way to increase appropriate behaviors and promote working toward a tangible goal. Much like currency, a token economy is a system of reinforcement wherein “tokens” are delivered for instances of desirable behavior. Once a pre-determined number of tokens are earned, they can […]

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Why Use Token Economies?

By CPFLAGE on March 15, 2012 There are Many Reasons to use a Token Economy: Promotes Independence and Responsibility (e.g., the student learns to save tokens to purchase larger backup reinforcers (e.g., swimming outing, pizza party), the student learns to plan ahead, backup reinforcer list can contain desired independent skills (e.g., walking down the hall by him/herself) […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Token Economy

Token economies are popular classroom management tools. It’s an effective intervention that is relatively easy to set up and implement – if done correctly. A token economy can be extremely successful at increasing appropriate behaviors, task completion, and academic skills. Wooho, right?! And if you are successful at increasing all these fabulous responses it will in […]

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