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ERIC Number: EJ1003379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Assessing Preference for Social Interactions
Clay, Casey J.; Samaha, Andrew L.; Bloom, Sarah E.; Bogoev, Bistra K.; Boyle, Megan A.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v34 n1 p362-371 Jan 2013
We examined a procedure to assess preference for social interactions in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Preferences were identified in five individuals using a paired-choice procedure in which participants approached therapists who provided different forms of social interactions. A subsequent tracking test showed that participants' approaches were under control of the form of social interaction provided as opposed to idiosyncratic features of the therapists. Results of a reinforcer assessment found that the social interaction identified as preferred also functioned as a reinforcer for all five participants. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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