Facilitated communication, or FC for short, is a process by which a facilitator supports the hand or arm of an individual student who has a communication impairment, while that person uses a keyboard or typing device to express his or her thoughts.
To promulgate facilitated communication as responsible treatment is professionally indefensible.
Shane, editor, Facilitated Communication: The Clinical and Social Phenomenon.
Facilitated communication was developed in Australia in the 1970s and was brought to the United States in the 1980s.
Rolle said that most evidence on facilitated communication shows that the process is influenced by the facilitator.
Facilitated communication is a training method that supports people with disabilities to write through the use of physical person-to-person support.
The following is a list of the major resources for learning about the facilitated communication method.
Workshops on Facilitated Communication are held at Syracuse University four times a year.
"When Jeff came here last fall, he'd already been doing facilitated communication, and he was wildly determined to succeed," says speech pathologist Sue Harms.
Biklen found facilitated communication being used successfully in Australia.