Correspondence Between Video-Based Preference Assessment and Subsequent Community Job Performance
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Researchers identified high and low preference jobs using a video web-based assessment program with three young adults ages 18 to 19 with intellectual disabilities. Individual participants were then taught to perform high and low preference jobs in community locations. The order of 25-min high and low preference job sessions was randomized. A third session allowed participants to choose which job they wanted to perform. Two data collectors, who were unaware of high and low preference jobs, recorded observations of on-task behavior. Using an alternating treatments design, researchers found participants (a) were engaged in tasks at generally higher rates on high preference versus low preference jobs, (b) usually selected high preference jobs in the choice session, and (c) identified high preference jobs as the favored one at the conclusion of the research. Results were consistent with selections on the video web-based assessment program.
Morgan, R. L., & Horrocks, E. L. (2011). Correspondence between video-based preference assessment and subsequent community job performance. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 46(1), 52-61.