Other Strategies for Challenging Behavior
Post on 25-Feb-2016
DESCRIPTIONOther Strategies for Challenging Behavior. Token Economies. TOKEN ECONOMIES. A token economy involves awarding tokens, chips, sticker, check marks, points, or other items/markings to students who demonstrate desired behaviors identified by the teachers. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Other Strategies for Challenging BehaviorToken Economies
TOKEN ECONOMIESA token economy involves awarding tokens, chips, sticker, check marks, points, or other items/markings to students who demonstrate desired behaviors identified by the teachers.Students may periodically exchange the tokens for rewards, which are items or activities desirable to them.
TOKEN ECONOMIESOften effective for students who are resistant to other types of management techniques.Easy to administerImmediate reinforcement while teaching delayed gratificationLack of competition b/n students as they compete only against themselves
TOKEN ECONOMIESSelect behaviors to be rewardedState desired behaviors in specific and observable termsDecide how you will measure the behaviorsDecide where to monitor the behaviorsSelect the initial reinforcerSelect your back-up reinforcers
TOKEN ECONOMIESPlace a value on the tokensFinalize the details by developing your own monitoring sheet to keep track of awards and fines, and deciding how often and when tokens can be exchanged for reinforcersStart your programPeriodically modify your system to wean your students from the token economy.
YOUR TURNList five items that could be used as tokens in a token economy.