Zachary S. Gold's research while affiliated with Université de Montréal and other places

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Functional communication training (FCT) is one of the most common treatments for challenging behavior and is considered an empirically supported practice for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, no previous systematic review has evaluated the quality of FCT for adults with ASD, and the empirical support for this pr...


... A large body of empirical evidence has documented the effectiveness of problem behavior interventions on preventing or reducing problem behavior displayed by learners with ASD and on increasing socially appropriate behaviors (e.g., Cook et al., 2012;Gregori et al., 2020;Rispoli et al., 2013;Watkins et al., 2019). In addition, researchers have demonstrated that teachers and paraprofessionals are able to implement problem behavior interventions when trained and these interventions have been effective in decreasing problem behavior and improving social-communication skills in learners with ASD when used by teachers in school settings (e.g., Goh et al., 2017;Machalicek et al., 2007;Walker & Snell, 2017;Walker et al., 2018). ...