Title

An Indirect Technique for Establishing Preferences for Categories of Reinforcement for Severely and Profoundly Retarded Individuals

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

7 p.

Publication Date

6-1979

Publisher

Ammons Scientific

Source Publication

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Source ISSN

0031-5125

Abstract

The development of a reinforcement survey hierarchy is described for programming severely and profoundly retarded individuals. The survey identifies reinforcement preferences of severely and profoundly retarded individuals by means of indirect categorical technique. The categorical technique views reinforcement as being educationally, environmentally, and developmentally characteristic of severely and profoundly retarded individuals. The survey is a preliminary step to more direct approaches to reinforcement, such a sampling or use of multiple reinforcements. Field data are discussed.

Comments

Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol. 48, No. 3C (June 1979): 1307-1313. DOI.

Robert Fox was affiliated with Western Illinois University at the time of publication.