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Parents Q&A – Teach children to self-monitor on their own behavior

Parent’s concern: My child is now 6 years old and is diagnosed with ASD. We use ABA token economy with him at home, however, he doesn’t understand how to self-monitor himself. He needs more approval for everything he does. How can I teach him to be more independent?
Teaching children how to self-monitor on their own behavior is important, meaning they don’t need to rely on other people to monitor them and tell them what they are doing is good and delivering them the rewards. This is a much higher level program and let’s see how we train the children on this.

To watch the clips of “Token Economy”, please visit below Youtube links:
How to correctly apply Token Economy(1)
How to correctly apply Token Economy(2)
How to correctly apply Token Economy(3)

Suggestion provided by Toby Mountjoy.
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Mr. Toby Mountjoy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. With over 20 years of experience working with individuals with ASD, he has been extensively trained by Dr. Ronald Leaf, Dr. Mitchell Taubman and Dr. John McEachin. Besides overseeing the Autism Partnership operation in Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines and Singapore with over 100 staff, including psychologists, consultants and therapists, he has also provided consultations to school districts, agencies, and families worldwide. Mr. Mountjoy has also contributed chapters to publications such as “Sense & Nonsense” and “It’s Time for School”. In 2007, he founded the charitable Autism Partnership Foundation and Aoi Pui School to offer more services for children with Autism.

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