ERIC Number: EJ784472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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An Evaluation of a Stimulus Preference Assessment of Auditory Stimuli for Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities
Horrocks, Erin; Higbee, Thomas S.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v29 n1 p11-20 Jan-Feb 2008
Previous researchers have used stimulus preference assessment (SPA) methods to identify salient reinforcers for individuals with developmental disabilities including tangible, leisure, edible and olfactory stimuli. In the present study, SPA procedures were used to identify potential auditory reinforcers and determine the reinforcement value of preferred and non-preferred auditory stimuli. The results from this study suggest that the paired stimulus procedure utilized was effective in identifying preferred and non-preferred auditory stimuli, as the contingent application of the identified auditory stimuli produced higher rates of correct responding than did non-preferred auditory stimuli for all participants.
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Developmental Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Reinforcement, Stimuli, Evaluation Methods
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