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ERIC Number: EJ1037116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
Effects of a Perseverative Interest-Based Token Economy on Challenging and On-Task Behavior in a Child with Autism
Carnett, Amarie; Raulston, Tracy; Lang, Russell; Tostanoski, Amy; Lee, Allyson; Sigafoos, Jeff; Machalicek, Wendy
Journal of Behavioral Education, v23 n3 p368-377 Sep 2014
We compared the effects of a token economy intervention that either did or did not include the perseverative interests of a 7-year-old boy with autism. An alternating treatment design revealed that the perseverative interest-based tokens were more effective at decreasing challenging behavior and increasing on-task behavior than tokens absent the perseverative interest during an early literacy activity. The beneficial effects were then replicated in the child's classroom. The results suggest that perseverative interest-based tokens might enhance the effectiveness of interventions based on token economies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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