Facilitated Communication Case Studies, See Us SMART!
This book provides case studies of different children, some with autism, others with Down syndrome, who demonstrate the effectiveness of the method of facilitated communication. This method has helped these youngsters communicate with their parents, teachers, and peers. The youngsters clearly demonstrate why they want people to “See Us Smart!”
“The book shares a new way of thinking about disability. The book’s author assumes the competence of her students and this assumption of competence is the cornerstone of facilitated communication, ‘The real life stories neither glamorize nor moralize FC; they simply tell about a teacher’s perspective of FC and a deep and honest grappling for what this all means’, You use FC to liberate the voice of the voiceless!”
—Donald Cardinal, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Chapman University, School of Education, Orange, CA
Quality Mall at the University of Minnesota Research and Training Center on Community Living is a carefully selected collection of person-centered supports for people with developmental disabilities.
Ms. Brandl has a Masters Degree in Behavioral Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin. She began in 1966 working as a Special Education teacher. After taking several years off to raise her young children and several foster children, she returned to the classroom. Currently, she is teaching in an elementary school where she continues to find students who can benefit from the use of Facilitated Communication. They are children with autism, Down syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabilities.