New Words

@article{Biklen1991NewW,
  title={New Words},
  author={Douglas Biklen and Annegret Schubert},
  journal={Remedial and Special Education},
  year={1991},
  volume={12},
  pages={46 - 57}
}
People with autism have a variety of communication difficulties that have been assumed to be related to cognitive deficits. The communication difficulties include an inability to speak words, speaking with echolalia or repetition of words or phrases previously heard, pronomial reversals, seeming inattentiveness, problems with social interaction, and lack of responsiveness to external events. This study reports on the effects of a method called facilitated communication in helping students with… 
Facilitated Communication
This study examined types of support in Facilitated Communication with 12 non-verbal individuals with autism. Literacy tasks of graduated difficulty that included letter identification, word
Facilitated communication with children diagnosed as autistic in public school settings
In spite of claims that facilitated communication is a unique and effective communication option for individuals with autism, validity of this method has not been established. The present study
A study of the impact of the Picture Exchange Communication System on verbal language and stereotypic behavior in preschool children with autism
Theresa Caratozzolo A Study of the Impact of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) on Verbal language and Stereotypic Behavior in Preschool Children with Autism. 1999 Dr. Kuder, Thesis
Facilitated communication training
Countless people throughout the world are not able to communicate adequately in speech. They may have cerebral palsy, head injury, or Down Syndrome, or may have been diagnosed as having intellectual
Communicative Abilities in Autism: Evidence for Attentional Deficits
TLDR
The work shows that tests and methodologies which help to focus on the communicative task improve the autistics' performance with respect to those used in the literature, and concludes that the autistic communicative deficit is at the performance level and that it has an attentional nature.
Other Research -- Evidence of Literacy in Individuals Labeled with Mental Retardation
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A validated case study of facilitated communication.
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The case of a 13-year-old boy with autism, severe mental retardation, and a seizure disorder who was able to demonstrate valid facilitated communication was described, adding to the small, but growing number of demonstrations that facilitated communication can sometimes be a valid method for at least some individuals with developmental disabilities.
Impact of Facilitated Communication Combined with Direct Instruction on Academic Performance of Individuals with Autism
This article reports findings of an empirical study designed to assess the educational utility and potential of using facilitated communication to instruct and evaluate individuals with autism in
Facilitated Communication for Children with Autism: An Examination of Face Validity
Although there has been ample controversy about the need for validation studies of facilitated communication (FC), FC proponents have outlined minimum guidelines for increasing the naturalistic
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