Title

Further Evaluation of the Multiple-Stimulus Preference Assessment

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Research in Developmental Disabilities

Volume

21

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Date

2000

First Page

61

Last Page

73

Abstract

Previously researchers have shown that multiple-stimuluspreferenceassessments can produce results comparable to those achieved using the paired-stimulus presentation format. However, extensive experimental validation of this procedure has not yet been accomplished. The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic extension of a study reported by DeLeon and Iwata (1996). We conducted brief stimuluspreferenceassessments with nine participants diagnosed with severe or profound mental retardation. The highest ranked stimuli were then delivered contingent on a target behavior in a multielement format. The stimulus identified as most highly preferred functioned as a reinforcer in six of the nine participants. The results of this study are discussed in the context of current stimuluspreferenceassessment findings.

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