The Role of Touch in Facilitated Communication

@article{Kezuka1997TheRO,
  title={The Role of Touch in Facilitated Communication},
  author={Emiko Kezuka},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={1997},
  volume={27},
  pages={571-593}
}
  • E. Kezuka
  • Published 1 October 1997
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Imagine that one day a nonverbal autistic child suddenly starts to type messages, such as “I am not retarded,” using a computer keyboard while being touched by an assistant. Facilitated communication (FC) appears to create this miracle around the world. To understand how this works, experiments were conducted involving a “telepathy game” using a rod with an attached strain gauge. A force from the assistant, which controlled what was spelled through physical support, was measured. It was thus… 
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