Third Workshop: When Praise is not Enough: Use of Token Economies
- Introduce need for special reward programs
- Explain advantages of home point system
- Establish the token economy rewards
- Establish and implement a simple point system to reward good behaviour
- Cautions in starting the point system
Presented by: Robert Silvestri
Robert Silvestri is the Lead Researcher with the Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre (NOARC). Robert has obtained his Master’s in Education from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in cognitive studies at Queen’s University.
Robert’s research interests include studying the impaired cognitive mechanisms associated with learning disabilities (i.e. dyslexia) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Additionally, Robert is interested in research examining the impact of disabilities on academic success at a postsecondary level of education.
Robert has co-authored articles for peer-reviewed journals, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario and federal government of Canada. Also, Robert is a co-author of a chapter entitled “Cognitive constructs and individual differences underlying AD/HD and dyslexia: A Cognitive Mosaic approach” in the text book Cognition, Intelligence, and Achievement (2014).