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Unit 3 Assignment
Design A Token Economy System
For this Assignment, you will be asked to design your own token economy system. Use your work from your discussion posts and Seminar this week to assist you in this creative process.
Be sure to clearly describe the following components:

  1. The tokens you will use;
  2. The target behaviors and rules for successful task completion;
  3. How you will make your system specific or individualized;
  4. Your menu of backup reinforcers;
  5. A ratio of exchange and how you derived it
  6. Procedures to dispense and exchange tokens;
  7. Procedures to follow when token requirements are not met, and your thoughts on the use of response cost.
  8. Discuss any unintended behavior changes that may result, and how to plan for these ahead of time
  9. Discuss any practical, ethical, legal, individual or sociocultural concerns or issues that might apply

Provide support for your choices by citing your text and any other scholarly sources.
5-7 pages minimum
Assignment Rubrics
 
Grading Criteria Unit 3 Assignment % – Points 150
Course Content
Clearly describes the following components of the token economy system, with a rationale or explanation for each selection:
(a) The tokens you will use;
(b) The target behaviors and rules for successful task completion;
(c) How you will make your system specific or individualized;
(d) Your menu of backup reinforcers; 0–50
Discusses the following issues, with supporting evidence and a rationale for each:
(e) Ratio of exchange and how you derived it
(f) Procedures to dispense and exchange tokens;
(g) Procedures to follow when token requirements are not met, and your thoughts on the use of response cost.
(h) Discuss any unintended behavior changes that may result, and how to plan for these ahead of time 0-50
Discuss any practical, ethical, legal, individual or sociocultural concerns or issues that might apply and how these issues were addressed 15
 
Provides at least three scholarly sources of support for your choices by citing your text and any other scholarly peer reviewed sources. 15
Writing
Structure: complete paragraphs, clear and logical organization throughout, moves fluidly between sections. Primarily student’s own words with quotes used very sparingly, includes several references to support conclusions. 0–10
Mechanics: Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, Free of typographical errors, double-spaced, APA format, 5–7 pages in length. 0–10
Total 150
An explanation of the points earned, as well as where the assignment could be strengthened will be included with your grade.

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