Posts Tagged ‘Supported Typing’

Wellspring Guild: Employing Best Practice Standards for Facilitated Communication Training and Support

Facilitated Communication (FC,) also known as Supported Typing (ST) is, put simply, a technique in which physical, communication, and emotional support is provided by a facilitator to an individual with a communication disorder (communicator). Facilitated Communication Training (FCT) is a strategy within the methods of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) where the facilitator provides a…

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3rd Annual Rethinking Autism Conference Returns April 20-21, 2017

Click to Scroll Down to Event & Registration Details   After last years highly successful event, Optimal Rhythms, Inc. / ACCESS Academy will host the 3rd Annual Rethinking Autism Conference this April, which is National Autism Awareness Month, an initiative created to “promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person…

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The New FC Debate, Round 3: Another “Expert” Enters the Fight

A few weeks ago, we first reported about the latest round of attacks on the efficacy of facilitated communication (FC) in the post “Join the Fight Against Attack on Nonverbal Autistics’ Right to Communicate.” after author David Auerbach published his controversial article “Facilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t Die,” on Slate.com. In our post,…

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