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  • 1. What is a Token Economy?o It is a system of generalized learned reinforcers: o Generalized learned reinforcer: A learned reinforcer that is a reinforcer because it was paired with a variety of other reinforcers.o A Token Economy is a system of behavior modification through positive reinforcement derived from the principals of operant conditioning.o The shorter more practical explanation is: kids do the thing they will be rewarded for and earn tokens (points, chips, tickets, etc) that they can exchange for something they want.o Most token economies at WoodsEdge consist of 5 to 10 tokens and are received upon appropriate behaviors such as sitting or responding independently.

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