Facilitated Communication

October 25, 2015 - Less than a minute read

A method of communication, in which an assistant provides physical assistance in the form of support of a hand, wrist, arm or elbow, while an individual with disabilities touches letters or uses a keyboard in order to communicate. Physical support may be faded to a light touch on any part of the body or physical presence of the facilitator. This method of communication was designed for persons with limited or no speech, but whose intelligence is hidden by a communication deficit. There is some controversy surrounding this method of communication