I want sausages for my lunch! Using functional communication training to enhance choice making behaviour

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Tait, K.. 2010. "I want sausages for my lunch! Using functional communication training to enhance choice making behaviour." Halloway, Warren and Maurer, John (ed.) International research in teacher education: current perspectives. Armidale, Australia. Kardooair press poetry.
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I want sausages for my lunch! Using functional communication training to enhance choice making behaviour

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2373
Book TitleInternational research in teacher education: current perspectives
Authors
AuthorTait, K.
EditorsHalloway, Warren and Maurer, John
Chapter Number10
Year2010
PublisherKardooair press poetry
Place of PublicationArmidale, Australia
ISBN9780908244805
Abstract

In a remote village in Negara Brunei Darussalam, a young boy with autism was exhibiting behaviours of concern at lunchtime. This paper describes the process by which the school-based team addressed this situation using prompting as a teaching strategy. An initial junctional analysis indicated that the boy was taking other children's food at lunchtime and that this behaviour was maintained by his peers' compliance. The communicative functions of the child's prelinguistic behaviours were assessed by teacher and parent interview and by direct observation. An intervention using a verbal prompting strategy and functional communication training (FCT) via a simple A-B time series design was designed. Preliminary results indicate that, with training in FCT, a regular class teacher who previously had limited experience with children with special needs was able to interpret a child's behaviour as communicative. This information was then used to design a communication behaviour intervention that was later used to enhance the child's communication skills by teaching a replacement behaviour to the child.

Keywordsautism
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520406. Sensory processes, perception and performance
470108. Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication
390411. Special education and disability
Public Notes

© 2010 International Society for Teacher Education. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Based on selected research conducted in 15 countries and presented to an international audience at the 28th Annual Seminar of the International Society for Teacher Education.

Byline AffiliationsHong Kong Baptist University, China
Event28th Annual Seminar of the International Society for Teacher Education (ISTE 2008)
Journal TitleInternational Research in Teacher Education: Current Perspectives
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Event Details
28th Annual Seminar of the International Society for Teacher Education (ISTE 2008)
Event Date
20 to end of 24 Apr 2008
Event Location
Armidale, Australia
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