Prior to beginning the pairing process, it is important to identify ALL of your student’s motivators or reinforcers. Many students have very specific reinforcers and may engage with them in certain ways. Please provide as much detail as possible.
Please indicate your student’s preferences below. Please provide specifics if possible (e.g., what kind, brand, type, etc.). Cross off (X) if student hates. What are your student’s preferences (likes and dislikes)?
Sensory Preferences: (be sure to include likes AND dislikes)
Visual (light, colors):
Tactile (contact, textures):
What are your student’s entertainment preferences?
List some of your student’s favorite videos/tv shows/performers:
Circle (O) if student likes. Cross off (X) if student hates. Please provide specifics, if possible (e.g., what kind, brand, type, etc.) What activity does your student prefer when using the computer?
CD ROM Games:
List your student’s favorite CD ROM Games:
List your student’s favorite Internet Sites:
Things Tokens Favorite Subjects Balloons Other toys: Certificates Art
If the child touches a stimulus, remove the non-chosen stimulus immediately.
Let the child interact with the chosen stimulus for 5 s. If the child samples the stimulus at the first opportunity, move on to Step 9.
If the child approaches both stimuli, block him or her by holding the two stimuli down on the table.
If the child does not approach both stimuli after 5 s, prompt him or her to sample each stimulus for 5 s. For an edible stimulus, put the stimulus in front of the child’s mouth. For a toy, let the child hold the stimulus for 5 s.
After the child samples both stimuli, present the two stimuli again. (Note that this still constitutes the same trial.)
Repeat steps 2-4.
If the child does not approach both stimuli, again remove the stimuli.
Record the data for each trial by writing the results on the score sheet provided.
In each stimulus preference assessment session, each stimulus was paired once with every other stimulus. For example, with 7 stimuli, there are a total of 21 trials in each session.