Facilitated Communication—what harm it can do: Confessions of a former facilitator

  title={Facilitated Communication—what harm it can do: Confessions of a former facilitator},
  author={Janyce Boynton},
  journal={Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention},
  pages={13 - 3}
  • Janyce Boynton
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention
This article is a response to the most recent media coverage of sexual abuse allegations against parents obtained through Facilitated Communication (FC). Some parents, caregivers, educators, and researchers continue to use FC, despite overwhelming evidence within the scientific community that messages obtained through FC are facilitator-authored. In 1992, I was the facilitator in the Wheaton case and, through the guise of FC, brought sexual abuse allegations against the family of the autistic… Expand
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