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Facilitated Communication

Facilitated communication (FC) is an augmentative communication method that purportedly allows persons with severe communication and other disabilities to demonstrate an unanticipated ability to communicate that significantly exceeds the boundaries of their potential abilities. Assisted by handover-hand support or other types of physical assistance from an individual without disabilities, individuals with disabilities thought to have limited communication and other abilities purportedly are able to type FC-enhanced thoughts and ideas that are extraordinary. After only minimal experience with FC, individuals with severe disabilities allegedly have communicated that they have normal intelligence and adept social skills and knowledge. Other individuals have revealed that through FC they are for the first time in their lives able to communicate. Others with severe disabilities have allegedly communicated that they are ...

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