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Milestone Reinforcer Survey
Education and Training in Mental Retardation
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
  • Jeannette M. DeShaw, Milestone, Inc.
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Format of Original
5 p.
Publication Date
The Council for Exceptional Children Division on Developmental Disabilities
Original Item ID
Shelves: HV894 .E3 Mem periodicals

Abstract: The Milestone Reinforcer Survey was developed to assess reinforcer preferences of adults with mild to profound retardation living in a variety of community settings. The survey, which includes 42 items in three categories-primary, secondary, and self reinforcers, can be administered by all levels of staff in about ten minutes. Psychometric properties of the survey were established with 120 adults, 15 males and 15 females representing each level of retardation. The total reinforcer scores for the survey are internally consistent (r = .90), consistent across raters (r = .68) and stable over time (r = .93). The potential uses for this survey for research and practice are discussed.


Published version. Education and Training in Mental Retardation, Vol. 28, No. 3, (September 1993): 257-261. Publisher Link. © 1993 Council for Exceptional Children. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Robert A. Fox and Jeannette M. DeShaw. "Milestone Reinforcer Survey" Education and Training in Mental Retardation (1993) ISSN: 0013-1237
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