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ERIC Number: ED546738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 205
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2674-9868-7
Effects of Functional Communication Training (FCT) on the Communicative, Self-Initiated Toileting Behavior for Students with Developmental Disabilities in a School Setting
Kim, Jinnie
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Loyola University Chicago
Far less is known about the effects of functional communication-based toileting interventions for students with developmental disabilities in a school setting. Furthermore, the currently available toileting interventions for students with disabilities include some undesirable procedures such as the use of punishment, unnatural clinic/university settings as opposed to more natural school/home settings, and prompt-based as opposed to communicative, self-initiating skills. The current study examined the effectiveness of FCT on the incidence of communicative, self-initiated toileting and of toileting accidents without any punishment components, which were often considered as necessary in traditional toileting procedures. A multiple baseline design was used for the concurrent measurement of the target behaviors across the participants with the random assignment of the participants to the FCT intervention. The results of this study indicated that the present FCT intervention was effective in teaching of communicative, self-initiated toileting behavior in a school setting for some students with developmental disabilities. It seemed to be that the effects of the FCT intervention without punishment might take longer than the intervention with punishment. Future studies may explore how much parent participation and each participant's cognitive functioning level are related to the degree of increasing communicative, self-initiated toileting behavior. In addition, the future research may focus on FCT intervention without punishment components for individuals with other developmental disabilities. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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