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The Use of Preference Assessments in Applied Settings

Price: $39.00

LEVEL: Advanced


This 60-minute recorded webcast provides an overview of the use of preference assessments in applied settings with individuals with developmental disabilities.

The use of reinforcement is vital when acquiring, maintaining, and eliminating operant behaviors (Pace et al.,1985). However, identifying the preferences and reinforcers of individuals with severe intellectual disabilities can be challenging. Researchers have recently examined the methodological rigor of preference assessments and several studies have demonstrated the results of preference assessments to be effective at identifying reinforcers (DeLeon & Iwata, 1996; Fisher et al., 1992). For these reasons, training direct care staff on how to conduct preference assessments is important (Roscoe & Fisher, 2008).

This presentation will provide a brief review of the literature on preference assessments and discuss different formats and various stimuli used. Following, a demonstration on how to conduct the multiple-stimulus without replacement (MSWO) preference assessment will be provided, walking you through how to collect stimuli, implement the assessment, and score the results. Additionally, we will review how to use the results as part of your planning and treatment.

This recorded webcast will enable participants to:

  1.     Identify stimuli for use in preference assessments
  2.     Implement an MSWO preference assessment
  3.     Train direct care staff to conduct preference assessments


To receive your CEU Certificate, you must pass the online quiz.

You have 30 days to access the webcast from the date you activated your access code.

Please be advised that this product is not downloadable.

Financial - Presenters are employees of Step By Step, Special Learning's strategic partner. Presenters and researchers do not receive any financial compensation.
Non-Financial - No relevant non-financial relationships exist. Special Learning, publisher of products for SLPs, BCBAs, and other professionals, and Step By Step funded this training webcast.

MANDATORY DISCLAIMER:  The Behavior Analyst Certification Board  (“BACB”) does not sponsor, approve or endorse Special Learning or Step By Step, the materials, information or sessions identified herein.

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