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ERIC Number: EJ942753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
An Analysis of Functional Communication Training as an Empirically Supported Treatment for Problem Behavior Displayed by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Kurtz, Patricia F.; Boelter, Eric W.; Jarmolowicz, David P.; Chin, Michelle D.; Hagopian, Louis P.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n6 p2935-2942 Nov-Dec 2011
This paper examines the literature on the use of functional communication training (FCT) as a treatment for problem behavior displayed by individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Criteria for empirically supported treatments developed by Divisions 12 and 16 of the American Psychological Association (Kratochwill & Stoiber, 2002; Task Force, 1995) and adapted by Jennett and Hagopian (2008) for evaluation of single-case research studies were used to examine the support for FCT. Results indicated that FCT far exceeds criteria to be designated as a "well-established" treatment for problem behavior exhibited by children with ID and children with autism spectrum disorder, and can be characterized as "probably efficacious" with adults. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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