Preliminary Assessment of Choice Making Among Children With Rett Syndrome

Sigafoos J., Laurie S., Fred D.P. and Eleanor (1995) Preliminary Assessment of Choice Making Among Children With Rett Syndrome. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 20 3: 175-184. doi:10.1177/154079699502000302


Author Sigafoos J.
Laurie S.
Fred D.P.
Eleanor
Title Preliminary Assessment of Choice Making Among Children With Rett Syndrome
Journal name Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2169-2408
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/154079699502000302
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 175
End page 184
Total pages 10
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
3600 Health Professions
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract Two studies were conducted to assess choice making among seven children with Rett syndrome. Study 1 entailed 20 opportunities to choose between a pair of food, beverage, and leisure items. All children made choices by either looking at or touching one of the items. However, half the opportunities elapsed without a choice having been made. Study 2 was designed to analyze the function of these no responses. Each item was offered individually on 10 separate occasions and the child received the item even if a prior choice had not occurred. Items were generally accepted whether or not a prior choice had been made. This suggests that the lack of a choice may not necessarily indicate lack of preference and that the relationship between selecting and accepting items may vary as a function of task configuration. Nonetheless, both configurations provided useful assessment information.
Keyword assessment
children
choice making
Rett syndrome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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