Functional Communication Training (FCT)
Functional communication training can be used to replace interfering behaviors with more appropriate and effective communicative behavior.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about functional communication training (FCT).
- Applying FCT in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The FCT module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:
|Lesson||Time to Complete|
|A Case for FCT||10 minutes|
|Lesson 1: Basics of FCT||20 minutes|
|Lesson 2: Planning for FCT||25 minutes|
|Lesson 3: Using FCT||45 minutes|
|Lesson 4: Monitoring FCT||25 minutes|
|Applying FCT||10 minutes|
If you leave the module prior to finishing, your place within the module will be saved. From your My Account page, look in the My Modules tab and select the last page viewed to resume this module.
Griffin, W., & AFIRM Team. (2017). Functional communication training. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from http://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/functional-communication-training
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)
CEC standards that apply specifically to the functional communcation training (FCT) module (PDF document, 1 page)