Assessing Preference for Attention in a Child Diagnosed with Autism.
Newquist, Matthew H.
Micke, Cierra A.
Verriden, Amanda L.
Paulson, Kelly N.
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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