Evaluation of an efficient method for training staff to implement stimulus preference assessments

Eileen M. Roscoe, Wayne W. Fisher

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We used a brief training procedure that incorporated feedback and role-play practice to train staff members to conduct stimulus preference assessments, and we used group-comparison methods to evaluate the effects of training. Staff members were trained to implement the multiple-stimulus-without-replacement assessment in a single session and the paired-stimulus method in another single session. In all 16 cases (2 assessments for 8 trainees), correct responding increased to over 80% accuracy; in 14 of those 16 cases, it increased to over 90% accuracy. Thus, training produced mastery-level performance in a single training session in almost all cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008



  • Feedback
  • Staff training
  • Stimulus preference assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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