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How do you do facilitated communication? Does it actually help?
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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice
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In brief: Probably not
This is a technique that supposedly allows people who are unable to communicate by speech, such as those with autism or mental retardation or brain damage, to communicate.
It involves the facilitator putting a hand over the patient's hand arm or wrist, and being guided to letters on board or a keyboard. But controlled studies seem to show that the only person communicating is the facilitator.

In brief: Probably not
This is a technique that supposedly allows people who are unable to communicate by speech, such as those with autism or mental retardation or brain damage, to communicate.
It involves the facilitator putting a hand over the patient's hand arm or wrist, and being guided to letters on board or a keyboard. But controlled studies seem to show that the only person communicating is the facilitator.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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