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ERIC Number: EJ896231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Evaluation of Preference Assessment Procedures for Use with Infants and Toddlers
Rush, Karena S.; Mortenson, Bruce P.; Birch, Sarah E.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v6 n1 p2-16 2010
The current practice of preference assessment offers a variety of approaches to determine an individual's preference for specific items. However, the majority of the research has been completed on school-age children or individuals with significant cognitive or behavioral deficits. Further, studies on preference assessments have not adequately addressed the toddler population and have almost completely omitted the infant population. The current paper reviews the literature on preference assessments inclusive of both direct and indirect assessment methods. A comparison of methods follows, detailing the advantages and disadvantages of the techniques for use with very young children. The paper concludes with practical considerations for future research endeavors in the area of preference assessments with infants and toddlers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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