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ERIC Number: EJ1153797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
I Am Working for ___: Successfully Using Token Reward Systems
Diamond, Gwendolyn P.; Da Fonte, M. Alexandra; Boesch, Miriam C.
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v16 n1 p73-76 2016
The use of these systems can enhance students' participation in instructional activities. However, to use token systems effectively, the system must be individualized and tailored to meet the needs of the child. In order to individualize the token system for each student, teachers should (1) identify an array of back-up reinforcers for the student; (2) identify the number of tokens the student must receive to earn the chosen back-up reinforcer; (3) identify what type of token will be used; and (4) identify how long students will need to wait before exchanging their tokens for the back-up reinforcer. As a result, the purpose of this paper is to outline how to effectively identify and use token-reward systems in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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