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A case study: follow-up assessment of facilitated communication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8819768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 6-month follow-up of an individual reported to engage in validated facilitated communication (FC) is presented. Three main issues are addressed: the current status of the individual's FC use, the effect of food reinforcers on his communicative ability, and a comparison of FC to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Results indicated that the individual did not engage in any validated FC, that performance was equivalent on food and nonfood trials, and that PECS was the preferred mode of communication, yielding 100% accuracy in a message-passing, object identification task. Implications of these findings are discussed in the context of an individual's right to communicate by objectively validated methods.
E W Simon; P M Whitehair; D M Toll
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0162-3257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-27     Completed Date:  1996-12-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
Elwyn Inc., Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / complications*
Communication Disorders / complications*,  therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Mental Retardation / complications*
Speech Therapy
Task Performance and Analysis

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