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Today’s Jargon is Functional Communication Training.  Functional Communication Training (FCT) helps to give individuals without proper communication skills appropriate ways to communicate their needs, wants, desires and concerns.  Functional Communication can be vocal or non-vocal; it can incorporate sign language, assistive technology or iconic communication.  All individuals, regardless of skill ability, need functional communication or they will engage in maladaptive behaviors in order to communicate.


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