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ClassDojo as a Token Economy Method


This proposed study aims to investigate the effectiveness of ClassDojo compared to a paper-pencil token economy method among students identified with emotional and behavioral disorders. Token economies are reinforcement procedures that can be implemented using a variety of modalities; thus, the purpose of this proposed study is to investigate the use of ClassDojo as a token economy, a free online program that is widely used in the classroom setting. An ABAB design will be used to measure the rate of reinforced social and academic behavior, academic engagement, and off-task behavior. In addition, the adherence and quality of administering the token economy (i.e., treatment integrity), and social validity will be measured. It is hypothesized that the use of ClassDojo will produce: higher rates of reinforcement for social and academic behavior, higher rates of academically engaged behavior, lower rates of off-task behavior, and the teacher, staff, and students will rate ClassDojo more favorably compared to the paper-pencil method.

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