Verbal Communication Support Called into Question

Over the years, seemingly miraculous feats have been performed by profoundly disabled people with the help of a controversial technique known as “facilitated communication”. It’s a method where people who can’t speak or communicate normally are given physical support to help them do so, but there have long been serious doubts over whether it actually works. Now that argument has descended into a heartbreaking legal battle for one Victorian family. Kirsten Veness reports.


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Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies, Legal, Corrections, Justice System

Kirsten Veness

ABC7:30 Report

Date published:
Tue 13th Mar, 2012