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Glossary Item Description
Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile x syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment.

Frameworks for Communication

Frameworks for Communication is an approach based on encouraging parents to teach non-verbal communication skills such as pointing, before moving towards spoken language.

Frankfurt Social Skills Training programme (KONTAKT)

The Frankfurt Social Skills Training progamme (KONTAKT) is a social skills group for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

Full Language Approach

The full language approach to teaching involves the use of full sentences, with simplified vocabulary and structure, alongside visual materials, and informally assessed understanding.

Functional Analysis

A functional analysis is a process designed to provoke a behaviour in order to test theories about why the behaviour is happening.

Functional Communication Training

Functional communication training is a behavioural strategy for teaching people to use signs or other techniques as substitutes for the 'messages' underlying their challenging behaviour.

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