Token Economy and Rank System
The Behavior Modification Training Package includes the ability to run your own Token Economy and Rank System during the training. Implementing your own Token Economy and Rank System will help to increase the level of participation and interaction of your students and the overall effectiveness of your training.
Also, if your students currently use or plan to implement a Token Economy or Rank System, this Training Package includes a lesson that teaches the essential principles and techniques of an effective Token Economy and Rank System. If you plan to teach this lesson, running your own Token Economy and Rank System during the training will provide modeling of these concepts and techniques and enable you to “practice what you preach” as you teach. If your students do not plan to implement their own Token Economy or Rank System, you can still implement one or both during your training to increase your effectiveness. Or if you prefer, administer the entire training without them. (The included manual contains specific directions on how to use the Token Economy and Rank System in your training.)
The bmod trainer package includes a Trainer Manual that contains detailed descriptions on how to set up, run, and implement the entire training. Included are sequenced lesson plans containing detailed steps and instructions for the trainer on how to adiminister each lesson, exercise, and activity. Also included are notes for trainers on what to expect, cues, hints, and suggestions derived from administering this training to hundreds of students throughout the last ten years. The Trainer Manual also includes "how to" directions for implementing the Token Economy and Rank System while delivering your trainings.
The bmod trainer package includes a Student Manual that contains Guided Notes, definitions and examples of all terminology, principles, and techniques presented in the training, as well as worksheets, exercises, and materials necessary for all activities.
What this Training Does Not Include
The bmod trainer package includes all materials necessary to implement the entire training except:
1. Computer, slide projector, and screen (for presenting the PowerPoint slides).
2. Response Cards (you will need to obtain your own red, green, and yellow 3 X 5 cards).
3. Large sheets of paper for recording Token Economy/Rank System points (optional) and for students to use in presenting results of exercises and activities (also optional).
What the Trainer Needs to Know Beforehand
The trainer should already have a general understanding of terminology and definitions of the principles of behavior modification included in the lessons (see Lessons below). If not, completion of the Basic Principles of Behavior Modification (basic bmod) Course will provide the essential prior knowledge.
Below is an outline of the specific lessons and topics included in the bmod trainer package.
Lesson 1: Introduction and Basic Terms
- Why Learn Basic Principles of Behavior Modification?
- Voluntary, Involuntary, Public, Private Behavior
- Anti-social and Pro-social Behavior
- Antecedent Stimulus, Occasion, Trigger
- Target Behavior, Response
Lesson 2: Positive Reinforcement
- Positive Reinforcement, Positive Reinforcer
- Premack Principles
- Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Reinforcement (Immediacy, Contingency, Size, Deprivation)
Lesson 3: Negative Reinforcement
- Negative Reinforcement
- Escape, Avoidance
- Sick Social Cycle
Lesson 4: Punishment
- Response Cost, Time Out
- Problems with Punishment
Lesson 5: Extinction
- Challenges and Problems with Extinction
Lesson 6: Token Economy
- Setting up a Token Economy
- Backup Reinforcers
Lessson 7 : Special Applications
- Contingency Contracting
- Group-oriented Contingencies
- Good Behavior Game
- Teaching Self-Management
What the Students Need to Know Beforehand
No previous education or training in behavior management, psychological principles, or educational concepts are required. However, the effectiveness and speed of this training can be increased by having students complete the Basic Principles of Behavior Modification (basic bmod) Course before experiencing the training. This will enable students to acquire the basic terminology beforehand and enable the trainer to concentrate more of the training on applying the principles and techniques. Also, the Basic Principles of Behavior Modification (basic bmod) Course serves as an effective follow-up to the training to increase the likelihood that students continue to understand and apply what they learned during the training.
Purchase a Subscription to the Behavior Modification Trainer Package (bmod trainer)
To purchase a subscription, please view the Product Catalogue and select the bmod trainer package. A one-time purchase provides you unlimited access. Immediately after purchasing a subscription you may Login and download the entire contents of the bmod trainer package. You are allowed to make copies of all of the files in the package for your personal use, but distribution of these files to anyone else is prohibited. Due to the ability to make copies of files, no returns and/or refunds will be issued for the bmod trainer package. You may view some of the PowerPoint slides and materials in the Samples section.