ERIC Number: EJ359427
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Sensory Reinforcement of Head Turning with Nonambulatory, Profoundly Mentally Retarded Persons.
Dewson, Michael R. J.; Whiteley, John H.
Research in Developmental Disabilities, v8 n3 p413-26 1987
Two experiments examined the reinforcing value of response contingent sensory events consisting of combinations of visual, auditory, and vibratory stimulation with 10 nonambulatory profoundly mentally retarded individuals. Results indicated that systematically varying a multimodal sensory event is an effective way to identify positive reinforcers for this population. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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