The persistence of fad interventions in the face of negative scientific evidence: Facilitated communication for autism as a case example

@article{Lilienfeld2014ThePO,
  title={The persistence of fad interventions in the face of negative scientific evidence: Facilitated communication for autism as a case example},
  author={Scott O. Lilienfeld and Julia Marshall and James T. Todd and Howard C. Shane},
  journal={Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={101 - 62}
}
Abstract Communication disorder and mental health professionals may assume that once novel clinical techniques have been refuted by research, they will be promptly abandoned. Using facilitated communication (FC) for autism as a recent case example, we provide evidence to the contrary. Although FC was scientifically discredited by the mid-to-late 1990s, data we review demonstrate that it is still frequently administered in clinical and educational settings. We examine evidence for FC’s (a… 

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