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

  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},
  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... 
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