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Preference Assessment and Reinforcer Evaluation

Course #: 015-1455

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) contains various principles and procedures that are used to enhance skills as well as decrease behaviors in service recipients.  One of the most basic principles and procedures used is positive reinforcement.  Positive reinforcement is used to increase the future frequency of a behavior by presenting a stimulus after the occurrence of a behavior.  It is important for a behavior analyst to understand positive reinforcement and how to evaluate a service recipient’s preferences so that this principle and procedure can be used to maximize the lives of the individuals’ receiving services. Through understanding of positive reinforcement and how to select reinforcers that have the potential to maximize a service recipient’s performance, a behavior analyst can enhance programming to teach socially significant goals and to enhance the lives of the individuals they provide services for.  Therefore, it is important to understand how to identify these potential reinforcers and to determine one’s preference for stimuli that are available for integration into programming.  In this course, participants will learn to (1) identify preference assessments that can be used to identify reinforcers, (2) describe benefits that are associated with positive reinforcement, and (3) delineate various applications of preference assessments. 

CEU Course Objectives  

  1. Compare and contrast preference assessments used to identify reinforcers
  2. Name benefits associated with positive reinforcement
  3. Identify various applications of preference assessments

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Course Date: 2024-03-26

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