Course Overview

These training materials were created for the Autism Center of Excellence at Western Michigan University. This course is the first of two similar courses that discuss Functional Communication Training. This course focuses on the foundations of this methodology in research as presented by Dr. Wayne Fisher. Dr. Fisher presents his methodology and provides specific approaches for implementing his methodology in behavioral health practice. 

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  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Understanding Functional Communications Training

This course has been designed to provide behavioral health professionals with additional methodologies and tactics for assessing clients in terms of creating positive behavioral change. This course provides an overview of Functional Communications Training (FCT) and the research behind the methodology. 

Functional Analysis

This course provides a definition and overview of functional analysis as a tool for identifying what external factors are factoring in creating problem behavior 

Additional Assessments

Although this course expert presents functional analysis and functional communications training as highly effective assessment tools, Dr. Fisher also provides information regarding other assessment tools that are highly effective. 

Unique Features of Functional Communications Training

This course also provides information that helps the participants see the different salient values of Functional Communications training over other assessment tools. 

What People Are Saying

I enjoyed the online module. It provided very helpful information and structure on this topic and how to implement it.

- Sam S.