Using Facilitated Communication to help wordless writers be heard

The Brotherhood of the Wordless is a group of writers who have problems connected to autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities which preclude speech and the muscle co-ordination required for handwriting or unassisted use of a keyboard. We use facilitated communication and are able to type using a qwerty board or electronic devices.

Facilitated Communicating Training is an access strategy which may enable some people with complex communication needs and movement difficulties to point to a range of displays in order to make themselves understood.