This paper is a study of the effectiveness between video and toy reinforcer types to motivate infants/toddlers for hearing tests. No significant differences were found between age groups or gender. Toy reinforcers were found to produce on average two more threshold estimates compared to video reinforcers. Variety, color and animation of animals may have contributed to this difference.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Hearing Tests--child, preschool; Reward
Clarke, Kelly, "Comparison of video and toy reinforcers to motivate infants/toddlers for hearing tests" (2006). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 350. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.