Peer Review: Proposed ASHA Position Statement: Facilitated Communication (FC)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Ad Hoc Committee on Facilitated Communication (FC) and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) invites interested ASHA members, related professionals (e.g., educators, psychologists), consumers and their families, and others to provide peer review for the proposed
updated FC position statement. This document was developed in 2018 by the ASHA Ad Hoc Committee on FC and RPM. Committee members are Meher Banajee (chair), Bronwyn Hemsley, Russell Lang, Ralf W. Schlosser, Howard C. Shane, and Diane Paul (ex officio). Marie Ireland, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice, serves as the current ASHA Board of Directors (BOD) liaison. Sandra Gillam, former Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice, served as the BOD liaison from August 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017.
The peer review is open between June 1, 2018, and June 25, 2018.
After reading the proposed policy [PDF], please answer each question, and enter your comments on the review form in the spaces provided. Please indicate the line number on the statement relating to your comment.
Please direct any questions to Diane Paul, ASHA Director, Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, and Committee Ex Officio, at
Comments are due by June 25, 2018.
Meher Banajee, Chair, ASHA Ad Hoc Committee on FC and RPM
Marie Ireland, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice, Board Liaison
Proposed ASHA Position Statement: Facilitated Communication (FC) [PDF]