EVALUATION OF A BRIEF MULTIPLE-STIMULUS PREFERENCE ASSESSMENT IN A NATURALISTIC CONTEXT

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Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5052 (E-mail: jim.carr@wmich.edu).

Abstract

We evaluated a brief multiple-stimulus preference assessment within the context of an early intervention program for 3 children who had been diagnosed with autism. Subsequent curriculum-based reinforcer evaluations confirmed the predictions of the preference assessments. In addition, eight additional preference assessments that were conducted over a period of 1 month indicated generally stable preferences for 2 of the 3 participants.

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