ERIC Number: ED054592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Design for a Nine-Month School-Wide Program of Token Reinforcement for the Trainable Mentally Retarded. Research and Development Report, Volume IV, Number 4.
Ayllon, T.; Barnes, Jarvis
Outlined are plans for a 9-month elementary school-wide program of token reinforcement for the trainable mentally retarded (TMR), which is said to allow for later additional components. Program focus is to be application of reinforcement to TMR academic work. All children will take the Metropolitan Readiness Test in pretest and posttest design for program evaluation. Academic subjects featured are reading, writing, and arithmetic. Children will earn color-coded bottle caps as token reinforcement for correct academic work that can later be exchanged for back-up reinforcers. Program orientation for teachers and children are explained, with children orientation including response priming, reinforcer priming, diagnostic evaluation, and analysis of test scores. Appended are daily schedules for a teacher plan for management of increased enrollment, and for specialists in music, art, gym, and family center. Also appended are forms for recording token exchanges. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Communication Skills Labs.