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ERIC Number: EJ1066905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
Functional Communication Training
Durand, V. Mark; Moskowitz, Lauren
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v35 n2 p116-126 Aug 2015
Thirty years ago, the first experimental demonstration was published showing that educators could improve significant challenging behavior in children with disabilities by replacing these behaviors with forms of communication that served the same purpose, a procedure called functional communication training (FCT). Since the publication of that paper, hundreds of demonstrations of the effectiveness of this approach have been published. This article describes the original study, the basic steps involved in using FCT, and how this approach can be used to reduce challenging behavior among toddlers and preschoolers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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