The development of a reinforcer choice assessment scale for persons with severe and profound mental retardation.

@article{Matson1999TheDO,
  title={The development of a reinforcer choice assessment scale for persons with severe and profound mental retardation.},
  author={Johnny L. Matson and Joanne Bielecki and Erik A. Mayville and Yemonja Smalls and Jay W. Bamburg and Christopher S. Baglio},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          379-84
        }
}

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