Speech-Language Pathologists’ Roles in the Delivery of Positive Behavior Support for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities Positive behavior support interventions such as functional communication training (FCT) and visual schedules are increasingly being used with individuals with autism and other severe developmental disabilities who engage in problem behavior and use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The increasing use of these communication interventions has implications for speech-language pathologists ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   February 01, 2004
Speech-Language Pathologists’ Roles in the Delivery of Positive Behavior Support for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Karen D. Bopp
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Kenneth E. Brown
    University of British Columbia and CBI Consultants, Ltd., Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
  • Pat Mirenda, PhD
    University of British Columbia
  • Contact author: Pat Mirenda, PhD, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada.
    Contact author: Pat Mirenda, PhD, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada.×
  • Corresponding author: E-mail: pat.mirenda@ubc.ca
  • * Author names are listed in alphabetical order by surname; authorship is considered to be equal.
    Author names are listed in alphabetical order by surname; authorship is considered to be equal.×
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Clinical Forum: Intervention Strategies for Severe Disabilities
Clinical Forum   |   February 01, 2004
Speech-Language Pathologists’ Roles in the Delivery of Positive Behavior Support for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2004, Vol. 13, 5-19. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2004/003)
History: Received May 29, 2003 , Accepted December 31, 2003
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2004, Vol. 13, 5-19. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2004/003)
History: Received May 29, 2003; Accepted December 31, 2003

Positive behavior support interventions such as functional communication training (FCT) and visual schedules are increasingly being used with individuals with autism and other severe developmental disabilities who engage in problem behavior and use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The increasing use of these communication interventions has implications for speech-language pathologists who provide support to these individuals. The purpose of this tutorial is to summarize the research regarding the use of FCT/AAC interventions and visual schedules, and to provide suggestions for the roles that speech-language pathologists can play with regard to assessment, intervention design, and implementation in school and home settings.

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