functional communication plan

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Based on your observations in the field experience, create a 1,000-1,250-word functional communication training plan for the student you observed:

  1. Complete an Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence chart to formally assess the targeted communication-related behavior of the student observed in Clinical Field Experience A Create a table that clearly identifies, by column:
    1. Target Behavior
    2. Date/Time/Place of Behavior
    3. Antecedent to the Behavior
    4. Frequency/Duration/Latency
    5. Consequences of the Behavior
    6. Analyze the data from the ABC chart and identify an intervention goal/outcome.
    7. Design specific steps to be implemented that will change the behavior and improve the student’s ability to communicate. Identify the following:
    8. Prerequisite component skill deficits and actions reducing the demands of the task.
    9. An appropriate AAC device to support the needs of the student in improving communication and staying engaged.
    10. Strategies to manage situations and consequences.
    11. Any obstacles that may be encountered and ideas on how to overcome these obstacles.
    12. Any rewards and reinforcements, with supporting schedules.

Within your plan, include a rationale for your intervention goal/outcome as well as an explanation as to why assessment and data collection tools are vital when targeting communication skills and communication-related behaviors.

Support your plan and rationale with 1-3 scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Read Chapter 1 and the Links.


Read “Augmentative and Alternative Communication,” located on The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation website.

Review The Center for AAC & Autism website.


Read “Defining and Describing Augmentative and Alternative Communication,” by Sigafoos, Scholsser, and Sutherland, located on the Augmentative and Alternative Communication page of the International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation website.

Review the Carly’s Voice website.

Read “What is Functional Communication?” located on the Speech and Language Kids website.

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