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Understanding and Incorporating Token Economies in the Classroom and School

Webinar Overview:

Token economies are often used as a strategy to provide reinforcement for learners with ASD in the classroom and school setting. However, in order for a token economy to be effective, it is important to understand how to plan, organize, and implement the system correctly. This webinar will address:

  • What is a token economy?
  • A framework for creating a token economy
  • Barriers to implementation
  • Possible solutions to those barriers

Presenters:

Susan MaxwellSusan Maxwell is currently employed with the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development as a Learning Specialist with the Autism Learning Partnership. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education in Exceptional Learners from the University of New Brunswick. Susan has over 20 years of experience as an educator with 17 years supporting students, parents and staff in New Brunswick. She has held numerous positions including classroom teacher, Resource teacher, Education Support Teacher – Autism, and Principal. Susan is currently working toward becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).

Amy KangAmy Kang is a learning specialist for the Autism Learning Partnership, a branch of the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Amy holds a Bachelor's degree in Science and a Bachelor's degree in Education from Queen's University, Ontario, as well as a Master's degree in Education specializing in Exceptional Learners, from the University of New Brunswick. She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis through the Florida Institute of Technology. She is currently working toward becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Prior to her current position, she worked within Anglophone East School District as a Resource Support Teacher/Lead where she supported resource teachers, school-based resource teams, and the students they teach.