The Ethical Duty to Know: The Tragic Case of Facilitated Communication for Autism

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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.

- Introduction -

Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA
Associate Neurologist and Senior Ethics Consultant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of Neuroethics, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

- Panel -

Scott O. Lilienfeld, Ph.D.
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
Department of Psychology
Emory University

Howard Shane, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Communication Enhancement, 
Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology,
Harvard Medical School