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Autism and Developmental Disorders

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1994-1617

ISSN (online): 2413-4317


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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The usage of combined system of tokens in managing unwanted behavior of a child with ASD in the preschool group 2246


Erz Yu.M.
Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA), independent professional, Israel

Fala V.
behavioral analyst, Intelegem Autismul, Kishinev, Moldova

The case study demonstrates effectiveness of the combined token system for the self-injury reduction in the boy with autism spectrum disorder. The instances of the unwanted behavior of the preschool student became less frequent and the appropriate and socially accepted behavior was formed.

Keywords: autism spectrum disorder, unwanted behavior, behavior management, tokens system.

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