The purpose of the four reinforcement surveys included
in the assortment is to identify the activities, objects,
and people a consumer enjoys and give him/her pleasure.
The information can be used to provide these activities,
objects, and people as contingent bridges between the
time a consumer begins rehabilitation treatment and the
time its benefits are fully realized. These rewards are
intermediate “motivators” to keep the consumer actively
involved and participating in the rehabilitation
Four surveys are included: a) Reinforcement Inventory,
b) Pleasant Events Schedule, c) Psychiatric
Reinforcement Schedule, and d) Reinforcement Survey for
Adults. Each was originally developed for use with a
specific population, and the results of two or more may
be needed to completely identify a particular client’s
- Reinforcement Inventory. The consumer rates how much s/he
enjoys 12 categories (e.g., food, entertainment) of
items (e.g., candy, movies) on a 5 point scale (Not at
All, A Little, A Fair Amount, Much, Very Much). The
Inventory was originally designed for individuals with
developmental disabilities, and the categories and items
are appropriate for somewhat restricted settings.
- Pleasant Events Schedule. The consumer rates how often each of
320 disparate activities (e.g., laughing, talking to
myself, social drinking) has occurred in the past 30
days, and how much s/he enjoyed it or, for activities
that did not occur, would have enjoyed it. Both
frequency and enjoyment are rated on 3 point scales (not
happened, 1-6 times in 30 days, 7 or more times; not
pleasant, somewhat pleasant, very pleasant).
- Psychiatric Reinforcement Schedule. The consumer rates how much
s/he enjoys 5 categories (e.g., food, social activities,
work) of items (e.g., nuts, talking with doctor, working
as a driver) on a 3 point scale (Not At All, A Fair
Amount, Very Much).
- Reinforcement Survey for Adults. The consumer responds to
open-ended questions about the 10 people, places,
things, and activities that occupy most of his/her time
each week, and the people, places, things, and
activities s/he would like to occupy more of her time.
The consumer also indicates the 10 foods and drinks s/he
likes best, including those not routinely available.
The manual includes the instruments and their
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