ERIC Number: EJ517904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Failure to Confirm the Word-Retrieval Problem Hypothesis in Facilitated Communication.
Vazquez, Carol A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v25 n6 p597-610 Dec 1995
Three nonspeaking children with autism who had used facilitated communication were evaluated with four experimentally controlled tasks. Findings suggested a generalized language deficit, rather than isolated word-finding or perceptual difficulties, and were consistent with previous studies revealing facilitator cuing. Questions are raised about inconsistencies in pseudocorrect scores, a measure of facilitator influence. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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