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An Indirect Technique for Establishing Preferences for Categories of Reinforcement for Severely and Profoundly Retarded Individuals
Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • Anthony F. Rotatori, Northern Illinois University
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
  • Harvey Switzky, Northern Illinois University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
7 p.
Publication Date
6-1-1979
Publisher
Ammons Scientific
Disciplines
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.

Citation Information
Anthony F. Rotatori, Robert A. Fox and Harvey Switzky. "An Indirect Technique for Establishing Preferences for Categories of Reinforcement for Severely and Profoundly Retarded Individuals" Perceptual and Motor Skills (1979) ISSN: 0031-5125
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/123/