ERIC Number: EJ1205729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Comparing Multiple Stimulus Preference Assessments without Replacement to In-the-Moment Reinforcer Analysis on Rate of Responding
Alcalay, Aditt; Ferguson, Julia L.; Cihon, Joseph H.; Torres, Norma; Leaf, Justin B.; Leaf, Ronald; McEachin, John; Schulze, Kimberly A.; Rudrud, Eric H.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v54 n1 p69-82 Mar 2019
The provision of reinforcement to increase desired behaviors is a crucial element of behavior analytic intervention for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Formal preference assessments, like the multiple stimulus without replacement procedure (MSWO), are often used to determine reinforcers used during intervention. While these types of assessments have been widely investigated, there is no empirical evidence to support that these rigorous methods of reinforcement identification produce higher rates of responding compared to the in-the-moment reinforcer analysis. The present study will compare the rate of responding on a sorting task when participants are provided with items selected based on a MSWO preference assessment versus items provided using in-the-moment reinforcer analysis.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reinforcement, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Preferences, Reaction Time, Preschool Children, Males, Young Children, Cognitive Development, Intelligence Tests, Behavior Rating Scales, Adjustment (to Environment), Verbal Ability, Vocabulary, Evaluation Methods, Stimuli, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning, Responses
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site: http://daddcec.org/Publications/ETADDJournal.aspx
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test