Functional Communication Training for Problem Behavior

Joe Reichle and David P. Wacker

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May 16, 2017
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“From two highly regarded researcher-clinicians, this is a valuable guide to one of the most widely researched treatments for behavior problems in children with moderate and severe disabilities. The authors provide step-by-step information about how to properly assess challenging behaviors, as well as how to tailor FCT for a range of individuals. The authors’ experience using this technique shines throughout the chapters, which are chock-full of useful case examples. Tips for dealing with frequently encountered obstacles are highlighted. This book will serve as an excellent supplemental text for classes on applied behavior analysis.”

—V. Mark Durand, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida St. Petersburg


“Reichle and Wacker bring together their unique and exceptional expertise in language science and behavior analysis to construct an authoritative work on the theory and practice of FCT. This book is an important reference for clinicians and graduate students who serve or study children with severe problem behavior. A primary strength of the book is the clear, cogent way the authors explain the concepts and procedures relevant to effective treatment.”

—Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, Director, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, and H. B. Munroe Professor of Behavioral Research, Munroe–Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center


“Reichle and Wacker provide an accessible summary of the scientific case for including functional communication as part of behavior support plans. The book details how to assess communicative needs and apply this information to the selection of intervention strategies. Readers will appreciate the authors’ focus on the practical implementation steps that often make the difference between success and failure. School psychologists, teachers, behavior specialists, and the family members they work with will find clear guidance for improving behavior support.”

—Robert H. Horner, PhD, Alumni–Knight Endowed Professor of Special Education, University of Oregon, Eugene


“Everything you need to know about planning and delivering FCT for socially reinforced challenging behavior is in this user-friendly book. The volume is remarkably comprehensive, yet focused. The expert authors link FCT procedures to developmental and learning processes and use rich descriptions and case examples to paint a vivid picture of the intervention process. I highly recommend this book as a course text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in special education, augmentative communication, and related fields, or as a training resource in residential, vocational, or educational facilities that serve children and adolescents with problem behavior.”

—Jennifer J. McComas, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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