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|
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)