Friday Sept. 9
Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall 106
Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
Our speakers reviewed and discussed the history of a technique called Facilitated Communication, purportedly used to communicate with individuals with severe autism, developmental delay, or brain injuries. The technique has since been comprehensively debunked--watch and learn how providers can go wrong by failing to adhere to standards of evidence.
Neurologists who treat epilepsy face substantial difficulty distinguishing "true" seizures caused by abnormal electrical discharges from seizures that are caused by psychological factors (psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, or PNES).