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3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Planting Two Trees with One Seed: AAC Supports for Challenging Behavior

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This presentation will introduce evidence-based AAC supports for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities who engage in challenging behaviour. Strategies will include functional communication training and choice-making supports.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the relationship between communication and problem behavior
  • Describe four essential elements of functional communication training (FCT)
  • Describe the use of contingency maps as an adjunct to FCT
  • Give an example of the use of AAC for choice-making as a solution for problem behaviour


Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Health Assistants, Students

Age Group(s)

Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17), Adult (18-64)