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Controversy over facilitated communication: Severe communication impairment

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Doug Biklen, Director of the Facilitated Communication Institute at Syracuse University, USA, explains facilitated communication, an alternative to speech for many people who do not speak or whose speech is highly limited. He discusses, in 2 articles, the complications which may arise and why, including the fact that it is usually the first time people using the system have had their communication monitored. Biklen discusses the recent controversies over allegations of abuse made by people using the system and the challenges inherent in such claims to existing educational, legal and social support systems. Keyword: Self determination

Author
Biklen, Doug; Borthwick, Chris; Morton, Missy; Crossley, Rosemary
Source
TASH Newsletter Volume 19 Issue 5
Publisher
TASH
Publication Date
1 May 1993
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Self Determination
Origin
United States

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