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ERIC Number: EJ798594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Reinforcing Efficacy of Interactions with Preferred and Nonpreferred Staff under Progressive-Ratio Schedules
Jerome, Jared; Sturmey, Peter
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v41 n2 p221-225 Sum 2008
Research has not systematically assessed and validated preferences for staff in adults with developmental disabilities. Three adults with developmental disabilities (aged 32 to 43 years) identified preferred and nonpreferred staff using verbal and pictorial preference assessments. During break-point analyses with progressive-ratio schedules, all 3 had higher break points when working for positive social interaction with their preferred staff member than with their nonpreferred staff member. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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