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Janyce Boynton

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Biography: Artist, educator, former 'FC' facilitator, advocate for evidence-based communication practices
 
Location: Maine
 
Proposed Session Title: Facilitated Communication - I Thought That Died in the 1990s!
 
Session Description:
Facilitated Communication is a technique used on people with severe spoken and written language difficulties and requires a facilitator to provide emotional and physical support, plus cuing. Proponents claim messages obtained using this technique are "independent" of facilitator control. Controlled testing shows it is the facilitators, not people with disabilities, authoring the messages. Why are we talking about it today? Not only didn't FC die, it has mutated and flourishes still today.
 
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