Nancy W. Paramore & Thomas S. Higbee (2005).
An evaluation of a brief multiple-stimulus preference assessment with adolescents
with emotional-behavioral disorders in an educational setting.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,
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
DESCRIPTORS: multiple-stimulus preference assessment,
emotional-behavioral disorders, reinforcer identification