An Evaluation of a Brief Multiple-StimulusPreference Assessment with Adolescents with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (E/BD) in an Educational Setting
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Brief multiple-stimulus-without-replacement (MSWO) preference assessments were conducted with 3 adolescent boys with emotional-behavioral disorders in the context of their public school educational program. The reinforcing effects of stimuli identified as high, medium, and low preference were then evaluated using an alternating treatments design in which, following an initial baseline, stimuli were delivered contingent on on-task behavior. High-preference stimuli produced the highest percentages of on-task behavior for all 3 participants.
Paramore, N.W. & Higbee, T.S. (2005). An evaluation of a brief multiple-stimulus preference assessment with adolescents with emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD) in an educational setting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 399-404.