Course Overview

These training materials were created for the Autism Center of Excellence at Western Michigan University. This course is the second of two similar courses that discuss Functional Communication Training. This course focuses on the clinical applications 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 the Clinical Approaches to Functional Communications Training

The first section of this course reiterates what was covered in the Functional Communications Training- Research Functions course. This course will provide a definition of FCT and provides information regarding why FCT has been chosen for so many behavioral professionals. 

Reinforcement Components

Once communication training has begun, Dr. Fisher explains the need for multiple reinforcement components to ensure that the training is successful and behavior is learned. 

Unique Features of FCT

Like the FCT-Research Functions course, this course provides unique differentiators for FCT and continues to identify the potential limits of the methodology. This course should be taken in conjunction with the other Functional Assessment and Functional Communications courses. 

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.