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Unformatted text preview: rocedures. • Establish and explain a record-keeping system. Teachers’ experiences with implementing token reinforcement systems
and classroom research on token reinforcement systems have identified the
following guidelines for their use:
• When possible, involve your students in the design of the token
system. Minimally, make sure your students understand the rules and
procedures of the system thoroughly. You may want to model the
system or have a practice run before you implement the system. 21 • When selecting your back-up reinforcers, try not to use classroom
activities that you want all students to participate in regardless of their
behavior (Williams, Williams & McLaughlin, 1989). For example, it
would be inappropriate to use access to the class computer as a
reinforcer, but you could use bonus time with the computer as a
reinforcer. • When selecting tokens, it is important to select tokens that are difficult
to counterfeit (Alberto & Troutman, 1999). For example, students can
buy paper clips or poker chips on their own and it makes them easy to
counterfeit. It might be better to use a token that you can mark i...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08