Title

Functional Communication Training: Thirty Years of Treating Challenging Behavior

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

V. Mark Durand

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Date Issued

August 2015

Date Available

August 2015

ISSN

0271-1214

Abstract

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.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 35(2), 116-126. Doi: 10.1177/0271121415569509

Language

en_US

Publisher

Sage Publications Inc.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.