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ERIC Number: EJ1221074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
My Student Cannot Wait! Teaching Tolerance Following Functional Communication Training
Muharib, Reem; Pennington, Robert C.
Beyond Behavior, v28 n2 p99-107 Aug 2019
Functional communication training (FCT) involves the reinforcement of an appropriate communicative response as an alternative to challenging behavior. The intervention has been identified as an evidence-based practice across multiple populations. Despite its extensive research support, FCT may be impractical in some educational settings because it often requires educators to reinforce alternative responses at high rates. In this discussion article, we describe three procedures (delay to reinforcement, chained schedules of reinforcement, and multiple schedules of reinforcement) that can be used following FCT in educational settings to teach students who exhibit challenging behaviors to tolerate waiting for a reinforcer.
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Language: English
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