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ERIC Number: EJ947656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Teaching Behavioral Therapists to Conduct Brief Preference Assessments during Therapy Sessions
Bishop, Michele R.; Kenzer, Amy L.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v6 n1 p450-457 Jan-Mar 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine group classroom instruction and the need for in vivo feedback when teaching 11 behavioral therapists how to conduct a brief paired-stimulus preference assessment, when to conduct preference assessments, and how to interpret the data during regular therapy sessions. Group classroom instruction, consisting of lecture, video modeling, role-play and feedback with a simulated client, was sufficient for seven participants and in vivo feedback was necessary for four participants. Accurate performance was maintained at a 4 week follow-up for 8 participants. Data show that following skill acquisition there was an increase in the variety of stimuli assessed which presents an opportunity to identify diverse preferences. Additionally, each brief paired-stimulus preference assessment took less than 30 s to complete, suggesting that it is practical for therapists to regularly assess preference during their therapy sessions. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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