A recent eye-tracking study fails to reveal agency in assisted autistic communication

@article{Beals2021ARE,
  title={A recent eye-tracking study fails to reveal agency in assisted autistic communication},
  author={Katharine P. Beals},
  journal={Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention},
  year={2021},
  volume={15},
  pages={46 - 51}
}
  • K. Beals
  • Published 2 January 2021
  • Psychology
  • Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention
In May 2020, Scientific Reports published a paper entitled “Eye-tracking Reveals Agency in Assisted Autistic Communication” (Jaswal et al., 2020). This paper has attracted widespread attention amon... 
1 Citations

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 33 REFERENCES
Eye-tracking reveals agency in assisted autistic communication
TLDR
The speed, accuracy, timing, and visual fixation patterns suggest that participants pointed to letters they selected themselves, not letters they were directed to by the assistant, and the blanket dismissal of assisted autistic communication is unwarranted.
The Role of Touch in Facilitated Communication
  • E. Kezuka
  • Psychology
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 1997
TLDR
To understand how Facilitated communication works, experiments were conducted involving a “telepathy game” using a rod with an attached strain gauge, which made it completely possible for any message to appear to be typed with FC regardless of the autistic child's actual knowledge or language ability.
The emergence of autobiographical memory: a social cultural developmental theory.
TLDR
The authors consider the relevance of the theory to explanations of childhood amnesia and how the theory accounts for and predicts the complex findings on adults' earliest memories, including individual, gender, and cultural differences.
Authorship in Facilitated Communication: An Analysis of 11 Cases
TLDR
Analysis of the authorship of messages produced through facilitated communication for all users of FC in two comprehensive schools in a small city in Finland revealed a large degree of facilitator influence on the content of the messages produced.
Voices from the past: Comparing the rapid prompting method and facilitated communication
TLDR
The history and damage caused by facilitated communication is reviewed and the parallels between FC and the Rapid Prompting Method are highlighted to ensure the safety of people with disabilities that are involved with RPM.
Clever hands: uncontrolled intelligence in facilitated communication.
Five studies examined how people who are answering questions on behalf of another person may use their own knowledge to answer correctly while attributing authorship of their answers to the other.
Facilitated Communication Since 1995: A Review of Published Studies
  • M. Mostert
  • Psychology
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 2001
TLDR
This review examines published FC studies since the previous major reviews and critiques and discounts the claims of two studies purporting to offer empirical evidence of FC efficacy using control procedures.
An experimental assessment of facilitated communication.
TLDR
This report presents a quantitative study of facilitated communication in 12 people living at an institutional autism program and 9 people who provided them with facilitated communication support, which demonstrates that the facilitators were unknowingly determining what was typed.
Minimally Verbal School‐Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Neglected End of the Spectrum
TLDR
Promising new novel methods for assessing the verbal and nonverbal abilities of minimally verbal school‐aged children, including eye‐tracking and brain‐imaging methods that do not require overt responses are reviewed.
The weirdest people in the world
...
...