• Facilitated Communication

Josh was assessed by Marilyn Chadwick of the Facilitated Communication Institute at Syracuse University, New York. She continues to help and advise via Skype consultations which help us adopt a holistic approach to Josh’s communication strategies. In this video, you can see Joshua communicating using this and other methods.
“The most important thing is that I am able to communicate with the world and with my friends. I am really grateful for giving me the chance, I want and feel, all autistic people deserve.I would like to talk about Facilitated Communication.  It is a brilliant form of communication because it gives people who do not talk the ability to do so. I began using Facilitated Communication five years ago. My personal assistants support my arm but it is only me that does the actual typing. I have used this form of communication to publish articles in newspapers and making my DVDs. I have a number of friends who use Facilitated Communication”.

•Intensive Interaction – Communication using body language

Intensive Interaction is receiving increasing acclaim as an effective way of communicating and developing emotional engagement with children with autism, and this film shows just how remarkable the results of this simple, easy-to-use approach can be.
This unique and inspiring training film will be of interest to all professionals working with hard-to-reach autistic children, and will also help parents and carers to connect with those on the spectrum.
The title of Phoebe Caldwell’s book “Delicious Conversations” was coined by Josh in an e-mail typed by him using Facilitated Communication.