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One method that has been demonstrated to improve the effectiveness of reinforcement is stimulus (reinforcer) variation (Egel, 1980). Egel found that bar pressing increased and responding occurred more rapidly during varied reinforcement than during constant reinforcement when identical stimuli were used across phases for 10 individuals with autism. The(More)
The effects of reinforcement choice on task performance were examined with 6 individuals who had been diagnosed with severe to profound mental retardation. Five highly preferred items were identified for each participant via stimulus preference assessments. Participants then were exposed to choice and no-choice conditions that were alternated within(More)
No studies to date have investigated the Boston Naming Test (BNT) as an embedded performance validity test (PVT). This study investigated the classification accuracy of the Boston Naming Test (BNT) and the Verbal Fluency Test (FAS and Animal Fluency), as embedded PVTs in a compensation-seeking mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) sample (N = 57) compared to a(More)
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