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Autism and Developmental Disorders

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1994-1617

ISSN (online): 2413-4317


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 2003

Published quarterly

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«SPEECHLESS». In the Frontline 670


Crossley R.
PhD in Education, Pedagogue, Anne Mcdonald Centre, Melbourne, Australia

In chapter 14 the author desribes the history of Facilitated Communication in the USA, numeral episodes of misunderstanding of the main principles of the FC which causes very bad critics.

Keywords: Alternative communication, facilitated communication, autism, literacy


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