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ERIC Number: EJ785140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
Reinforcer Identification and Evaluation of Choice within an Educational Setting
Mintz, Charna; Wallace, Michele D.; Najdowski, Adel C.; Atcheson, Katy; Bosch, Amanda
Journal of Behavioral Education, v16 n4 p333-341 Dec 2007
Current research on preference methodology and the effects of choice with children who are typically developing is limited. This study evaluated two preference methodologies for identifying reinforcers across two choice options within the classroom. These methods include a teacher-generated list of reinforcers, a student-generated list of reinforcers, student choice from both lists, and teacher choice from both lists. Four elementary aged children with no diagnosed learning or developmental disabilities participated. Both preference methods were effective in identifying reinforcers for all participants. Moreover, both choice options resulted in increases in responding. Results are discussed with respect to reinforcement and the effects of "choice."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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