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Project Title

Project Title

Evaluating the effects of motivating operations on preference assessment & reinforcer assessment outcomes

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Graff, Richard

Description

Description

Understanding the variables that influence the effectiveness of reinforcers is critical to implement effective interventions to teach new skills and to reduce problem behavior for persons with ASDs. Previous research has demonstrated that motivating operations, such as satiation and deprivation, can influence preference and the effectiveness of reinforcers. In this study, we evaluated the impact of satiation on preference for and reinforcer effectiveness of a) individual reinforcers and b) categories of reinforcers (see Ciccone, Graff, & Ahearn, 2015). Identifying the variables that can influence reinforcer effectiveness can help to maximize an individual's productivity. Data collection is ongoing.

Funder

Funder

The New England Center for Children

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

5641

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SC. Test safety and efficacy of at least five widely used interventions (e.g., nutrition, medications, assisted technologies, sensory integration, medical procedures) that have not been rigorously studied for use in ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

New England Center for Children (NECC)

State/Country

State/Country

Massachusetts

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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