ASHA Supports Effective Services Leading To Independent Communication
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is dedicated to making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all. ASHA’s Board of Directors recently approved new position statements that discourage use of two particular techniques, Facilitated Communication (FC) and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM), because they lack scientific validity and do not foster independent communication. Both statements were open to peer review by all interested parties.
ASHA stands firmly behind its members in support of effective services leading to independent communication for those they serve.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 228,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology assistants; and students.