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reinforcement system in which conditioned reinforcers delivered to people for desirable behaviors; tokens later exchanged for backup reinforcers

Token economy

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something delivered to person immediately after desirable bx

Token

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Examples of tokens:

Money, free time, prizes

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actual reinforcers for which the person later exchanges accumulated tokens

Backup reinforcer

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Examples of backup reinforcer

Real Money, free time, prizes

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Determining schedule for token delivery:

-More important/difficult behaviors result in more tokens
-begin with continuous SR, then move to intermittent reinforcement
-ensure individual earns enough tokens to stay engaged

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Token Exchange Rules:

- Smaller items = fewer token
- Larger items = more tokens
- Must determine maximum # tokens client can earn in period & set exchange rate

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What is response cost within a token economy?

loss of token for undesirable bx

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ONLY use RC if:

there is a undesirable behavior that competes with desirable bx

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DO NOT use RC if :

there are no competing problem behaviors

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Staff implementation of TE:

written instructions & Behavioral Skills training (BST)

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Management of TE:

- Note instances of target bx & deliver token immediately after using correct schedule
- Note instance of problem bx & immediately remove token
- Prevent theft/counterfeiting of tokens
-Adhere to exchange rate, times, & rules of exchange