Facilitated Communication as an Ideomotor Response

  title={Facilitated Communication as an Ideomotor Response},
  author={Cheryl A. Burgess and Irving Kirsch and Howard Shane and Kristen L. Niederauer and Steven M. Graham and Alyson Bacon},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={71 - 74}
Forty college students were taught facilitated communication via a commercially available training videotape. They were then asked to facilitate the communication of a confederate, who was described as developmentally disabled and unable to speak. All 40 participants produced responses that they attributed at least partially to the confederate, and most attributed all of the communication entirely to her. Eighty-nine percent produced responses corresponding to information they had received… 

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