ERIC Number: EJ1111493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
A Three-Step Reinforcer Identification Framework: A Step-by-Step Process
Da Fonte, M. Alexandra; Boesch, Miriam C.; Edwards-Bowyer, Meghan E.; Restrepo, Madeleine W.; Bennett, Brittany P.; Diamond, Gwendolyn P.
Education and Treatment of Children, v39 n3 p389-410 2016
The delivery of reinforcers is a research-based practice that can be used to increase student engagement within the classroom and promote skill acquisition. Reinforcers also play an integral role in the instructional planning of students with severe disabilities. Using reinforcement involves using preference assessment to identify potential reinforcers, then presenting these potential reinforcers as rewards. Given the importance of using reinforcers in instructional settings, this paper illustrates a three-step reinforcer identification framework for identifying individualized reinforcers for students with disabilities. The framework consists of using a preference inventory checklist, a choice-based assessment, and a reinforcer assessment.
Descriptors: Reinforcement, Identification, Disabilities, Preferences, Check Lists, Learner Engagement, Evaluation Methods, Special Education
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