Restructuring an Existing Token Economy in a Psychiatric Facility for Children
Restructuring an existing token economy (TE) in a psychiatric facility for children led to increased point-earning and decreased daily trips to seclusion. Following an informal component analysis, restructuring Occurred through operationalization of target behaviors and reduction of the time between receipt of token reinforcers (points) and the opportunity to exchange tokens for back-up reinforcers (privileges). Results suggest that changes with regard to the basic components of all existing TE may influence its effectiveness.
Child & Famiy Behavior Therapy
Moore, J. W.,
Tingstrom, D. H.,
Doggett, R. A.,
Carlyon, W. D.
(2001). Restructuring an Existing Token Economy in a Psychiatric Facility for Children. Child & Famiy Behavior Therapy, 23(3), 53-59.
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