See PDF version: Using Functional Communication Training to Replace Challenging Behavior» [PDF, 2.15MB]
The following kit is based on one What Works Brief and contains the following items:
- Presenter’s PowerPoint note pages
- Participant handouts
- Activity ideas
- Pre-training survey
- Demographic form
- Training evaluation and certificate
Functional behavioral assessment is used to identify the purpose of the child’s challenging behavior. Some purposes for challenging behavior are to get attention, to escape from an activity, or to avoid sharing.
Challenging behaviors include hitting, scratching, screaming, taking toys away from others, and failing to make eye contact.
Examples of replacement behaviors include using words to request or comment, raising one’s hand to ask a question, and signing "more" to access materials.