A library of visual reinforcers has been created to facilitate visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA) testing in children with developmental disabilities. The library includes 45 reinforcer sets – photos or videos grouped by a common theme – that were created based on commonly reported interests of children with developmental disabilities. Each reinforcer set contains a minimum of 20 unique photo or video files that can be download in two formats: one for commercially available VRA reinforcement systems and another for a custom setup. The library is freely available for download online under a Creative Commons License (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License). Use of these materials has the potential to improve behavioral testing outcomes for children with developmental disabilities, including children with restricted interests. Future research is needed to determine the effectiveness of implementing these materials in clinical settings.
Bonino, A. Y. Hemann, A. Mood, D. Kay, E. Pancoast, E. S. & Sommerfeldt, K. K. (2021). Visual reinforcers designed for children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, 6(1), 69-76. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26077/b0fc-4c2d
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