ASHA Supports Effective Services Leading To Independent Communication
Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE, ASHA Chief Executive Officer, and Marie Ireland, CCC-SLP, ASHA Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice, discuss the reasons for ASHA’s new position statements on Facilitated Communication (FC) and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM)—and the process under which they were developed.
What Others Are Saying
Resolutions and Statements by Scientific, Professional, Medical, Governmental, and Support Organizations Against the Use of Facilitated Communication
Official Statement from Speech-Language & Audiology Canada: Use of Facilitated Communication and Rapid Prompting Method (2018)
The Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists Position Statement on the Rapid Prompting Method (2017) [PDF]
Speech Pathology Australia - Clinical Guideline: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (2012)
Closing the 17-year gap between scientific evidence and patient care (University Affairs, January 17, 2017)