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Keywords

Reinforcement (Psychology); Learning disabled children--Behavior modification;

Abstract

Research on empirically based preference assessments has been conducted to determine their effectiveness in identifying reinforcers. This paper reviews the effectiveness of five empirically based preference assessment procedures in identifying reinforcers for individuals with disabilities. The procedures are discussed in relationship to reinforcer-based treatments. The five preference assessment procedures reviewed are: 1) single stimulus, 2) paired choice, 3) multiple stimulus, 4) triad, and 5) verbal. The preference assessments differed in the number of highly reinforcing stimuli they identified, whether or not they provided rank orders of reinforcers, and the amount of time it took to conduct them. All of the preference assessments, except for verbal nomination, were effective in identifying reinforcers for individuals with disabilities.

Year of Submission

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Donald W. Schmits

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Date Original

2000

Object Description

1 PDF file (iii, 60 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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