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Not looking for CEUs, but want to join in the research fun?! Join us for our monthly Research Review Club on 3/19/23 where we will be covering: "Token-economy-based contingency management increases daily steps in adults with developmental disabilities.” Nastasi, Sheppard, & Raiff, 2020. NO CEUS WILL BE PROVIDED for participating in an online discussion.
Research Abstract: Adults with developmental disabilities are less likely to meet physical activity guidelines than typically developing counterparts. Contingency management (CM) interventions increase physical activity in sedentary adults. The current study systematically replicated previous research among sedentary adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities living in a residential group home, using a token economy in the context of a CM intervention. Using a changing criterion design, participants (N = 4) were given tokens contingent on meeting increasing step goals over 8 weeks, tracked via a Fitbit Flex™. CM increased the number of steps substantially for three of four participants. These findings extended previous research supporting the use of token-based CM interventions for increasing daily steps among individuals with developmental disabilities. Because the current study was conducted in a residential group home setting, it may offer a long-term sustainable approach to improving the health of some individuals living with developmental disabilities.
Key words: contingency management, developmental disabilities, physical activity, token economy
Article Citation: Nastasi, JA, Sheppard, RD, Raiff, BR. Token-economy-based contingency management increases daily steps in adults with developmental disabilities. Behavioral Interventions. 2020; 35: 315– 324. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.1711
Target Audience: Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts or anyone interested in Behavior Analytic Research!