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ERIC Number: EJ884648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Functional Communication Training in the Classroom: A Guide for Success
Mancil, G. Richmond; Boman, Marty
Preventing School Failure, v54 n4 p238-246 2010
Researchers have consistently shown the effectiveness of functional communication training (FCT) to address both the communication and behavioral needs of children on the autism spectrum. The three steps of FCT include completing a functional behavior assessment, identifying a communication response, and developing a treatment plan. In addition, 10 support components aid in the successful implementation of FCT, which enhance the maintenance and generalization of learned skills. Although the authors introduced this approach in a therapeutic setting, the research has extended to natural environments including the home and school with considerable success. FCT consistently reduces challenging behavior and increases communication, therefore improving the quality of life for the child and parents. (Contains 7 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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