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Res Dev Disabil. 2011 Nov-Dec;32(6):2935-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.05.009. Epub 2011 Jun 21.

An analysis of functional communication training as an empirically supported treatment for problem behavior displayed by individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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Department of Behavioral Psychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute, 707 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States. Kurtz@kennedykrieger.org

Abstract

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.

PMID:
21696917
DOI:
10.1016/j.ridd.2011.05.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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