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Training staff to implement brief stimulus preference assessments


  • Portions of this study were conducted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Masters degree in Behavior Analysis by the first author.


We trained 9 behavioral staff members to conduct 2 brief preference assessments using 30-min video presentations that contained instructions and modeling. After training, we evaluated each staff member's implementation of the assessments in situ. Results indicated that 1 or 2 training sessions for each method were sufficient for teaching each staff member to implement each assessment. We briefly discuss the clinical implications of our findings.