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ERIC Number: EJ846780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1554-4893
The Utility of a Paired-Choice Preference Assessment in Predicting Reinforcer Effectiveness for an Infant
Rush, Karena S.; Kurtz, Patricia F.; Lieblein, Tara L.; Chin, Michelle D.
Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, v2 n4 p247-251 Win 2005
This study examined the utility of a paired-choice preference assessment in predicting reinforcer efficacy for a 13-month old with a history of prenatal drug exposure. First, two paired-choice assessments were conducted one week apart, using the same items. A high level of correspondence between the two assessments was observed. Next, a reinforcer assessment was conducted indicating that the high-preference items identified by the paired-choice assessments served as reinforcers for the participant. The results suggest that the paired choice assessment was effective in predicting reinforcers for this infant. Limitations of the current study and suggestions for future early intervention research are discussed. (Contains 2 figures.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A