Understanding facilitated communication: Lessons from a former facilitator—Comments on Boynton, 2012

@article{vonTetzchner2012UnderstandingFC,
  title={Understanding facilitated communication: Lessons from a former facilitator—Comments on Boynton, 2012},
  author={Stephen von Tetzchner},
  journal={Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={28 - 35}
}
  • S. von Tetzchner
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Psychology
  • Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention
The discussion about facilitated communication is mainly about the origin of the messages produced—that is, whether they originated in the disabled person or the facilitator. The article by Boynton (2012) directs the focus of this discussion from the disabled person to the facilitator. She tells her own story as a facilitator, including how accusations were made about sexual abuse through the process of facilitation, and raises the question of how this could happen. The present article… 

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