Functional communication training: a review and practical guide

Behav Anal Pract. Spring 2008;1(1):16-23. doi: 10.1007/BF03391716.


Functional communication training (FCT) is one of the most common and effective interventions for severe behavior problems. Since the initial description of FCT by Carr and Durand (1985), various aspects of the FCT treatment process have been evaluated, and from this research, best practices have emerged. This manuscript provides a review of these practices as they arise during the development of effective FCT interventions.