NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ877531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Problem Behavior during Preference Assessments: An Empirical Analysis and Practical Recommendations
Kang, Soyeon; Lang, Russell B.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Davis, Tonya N.; Machalicek, Wendy; Rispoli, Mandy J.; Chan, Jeffrey M.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n1 p137-141 Spr 2010
Preferences of 2 children with developmental disabilities, whose functional analyses indicated that their problem behavior was maintained by access to tangible items, were assessed using three formats (i.e., paired stimulus [PS], multiple-stimulus without replacement [MSWO], and free operant [FO]). The experimenter administered each format five times and compared levels of problem behavior across formats in a multielement design. Both participants exhibited problem behavior in PS and MSWO formats but not in the FO format. Results are discussed in terms of recommendations for practitioners. (Contains 1 figure.)
Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Available from: Department of Applied Behavioral Science. Kansas University, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045-2133. Tel: 785-841-4425; Fax: 785-841-4425; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A