Assessing Preference for Attention in a Child Diagnosed with Autism.
Newquist, Matthew H.
Micke, Cierra A.
Verriden, Amanda L.
Paulson, Kelly N.
Klatt, Kevin P.
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Identifying preferred stimuli that function as reinforcers is extremely important when teaching skills to young children diagnosed with autism. Preference assessments can be conducted to identify a range of high to low preferred stimuli. The purpose of this study was to determine if physical play serves as a reinforcer and to determine if a preference assessment is predictive of reinforcing effects.
Attention in children
Autistic children--Case studies
Autistic children--Behavior modification
Color poster with text, images, and graphs describing research conducted by Jodi Ogle, Cierra Micke, Kelly Paulson, Carrie Haessly, Kevin Schlichenmeyer, Matt Newquist, and Amanda Verriden, advised by Kevin Klatt.