This experiment was completed in partial fulfillment of the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
ASSESSING PREFERENCE FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM
Article first published online: 13 FEB 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 27, Issue 1, pages 33–44, February 2012
How to Cite
Nuernberger, J. E., Smith, C. A., Czapar, K. N. and Klatt, K. P. (2012), ASSESSING PREFERENCE FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM. Behav. Intervent., 27: 33–44. doi: 10.1002/bin.1336
- Issue published online: 13 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 13 FEB 2012
- Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
In this study, preference for social interaction was investigated for three young children diagnosed with autism. The study consisted of conducting a multiple stimulus without replacement preference assessment to determine a hierarchy of preference for the interactions and conducting a reinforcer assessment. Results showed several types of social interaction functioned as reinforcers. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.