(FREE VERSION NO CEUS) March 2023 Research Review Club #1 – Behavior Analysis In Health And Fitness


Course Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023 @ 11 am – 12 pm (CST)
Instructors:Jordan Litt, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA-NYS and Mitalben Patel., M.S., BCBA
**This course option will NOT provide the participant with  BACB CEUs, please purchase the paid version to obtain CEUS**– full course description below

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Description of General Learning Type CE Event: 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 this product, be sure to purchase our paid version to obtain CEUs!

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.

Keywords: 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