Using Pictures Depicting App Icons to Conduct an MSWO Preference Assessment on a Tablet Device
Identifying preferred content on tablet devices may be important when using such devices in programming. This study included six adults with disabilities and examined using laminated picture cards depicting application (app) icons to conduct multiple-stimulus without replacement (MSWO) preference assessments of iPad content. Following identification of preference hierarchies, we conducted reinforcer assessments to validate preference assessment results by demonstrating that selected apps functioned as reinforcers. We identified preference hierarchies for all participants, and the highest preferred app functioned as a reinforcer for a vocational task in five out of six participants’ reinforcer assessments.
KeywordsMSWO Preference assessment Tablet device
The authors thank Sandra Smith and staff members at the Cache Employment and Training Center for their collaboration throughout this project.
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Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
All procedures performed in this study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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