Using Token Reinforcement to Increase Walking for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
adults, intellectual disability, physical activity, token reinforcement, walking
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of token reinforcement, using an ABAB reversal design, for increasing distance walked for adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities at an adult day-training center. Five participants earned tokens for walking 50-m laps and exchanged tokens for back-up reinforcers that had been identified through preference assessments. Token reinforcement resulted in a substantial increase from baseline in laps walked for 4 participants.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v. 49, issue 4, p. 745-750
Scholar Commons Citation
Krentz, Haley; Miltenberger, Raymond; and Valbuena, Diego, "Using Token Reinforcement to Increase Walking for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities" (2016). Child and Family Studies Faculty Publications. 35.