User:Teromakotero/Autism/Facilitated Communication

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 Facilitated Communication

Facilitated Communication (FC) was developed by Australian Rosemary Crosseley in the 1970s. She used FC with children diagnosed with disabilities like cerebral palsy and claimed that these children had normal intelligence. In Facilitated Communication you have a facilitator who physically supports the arm or hand of the typer, who is going to communicate, and guides the typers finger on a keyboard. In 1990s FC spread to USA and Europe by Douglas Biklen.

The problem of the method are the negative results of valid scientific research (Kerola & Kujanpää 2009, 80).