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Forced Choice Reinforcement Survey

Why should I do it?

  • Provides valuable insight as to what type of rewards and incentives a student desires or prefers
  • Gives direct feedback from the student’s perspective
  • Quick and easy to administer
  • Anyone can administer the survey or the student can take it on their own
  • Easy to score and interpret
  • Gives good data for developing behavior plans and reward or incentive systems

When should I do it?

  • When students do not respond to rewards
  • When nothing seems to motivate a student
  • When a student is disinterested in school work, following directives, rules, expectations, etc
  • As part of developing a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
  • When you need to know what motivates a student, what kind of rewards they prefer, and what they might be more likely to work for
  • When students cannot directly express or is not sure what kind of reward they would work for
  • When a student expresses they do not care about rewards

How do I do it?

  • Simply download the Forced Choice Reinforcement Survey below, which is available in PDF or Microsoft Document format
  • Either read the instructions and questions on the survey to the student, writing their answers in, or have the student complete the survey on their own, giving assistance and reading directions as necessary
  • Once the survey is complete, simply tally up the results in the scoring section at the end and utilize the results to develop a reward system, behavior plan, etc