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AGUILAR, Concepción  and  I. NAVARRO, José. Funcional analysis and intervention using a token economy and a contingency contract in three cases of disruptive behaviors in school. Rev. Latinoam. Psicol. [online]. 2008, vol.40, n.1, pp. 133-139. ISSN 0120-0534.

In this article we describe the behavioral treatment of three students who presented problems of adaptation to school. They showed verbal rejection of all academic work, made negative comments prior to starting any school activity, made constant noise with mouth, hands or pencils on the desk, frequently emitted cries in the classroom, destroyed school material, verbally attacked classmates and teachers. They also lacked motivation to undertake school activities. An individual treatment using contingency contract and token economy procedures was implemented. The results indicate an improvement in adaptive behavior to the school environment, reducing significantly the incidence of insults, the destruction of school material and indolence during class sessions.

Keywords : Contingency contracts; Token economy; Wards of court children; Positive behavior.

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