Title

Restructuring an existing token economy in a psychiatric facility for children

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Department

Psychology

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

CHILD & FAMILY BEHAVIOR THERAPY

Volume

23

Issue

3

First Page

53

Last Page

59