Facilitated communication | Muscle Monitoring | Ideomotor effect

Facilitated Communication, what is it?

Facilitated communication (FC) is a process by which a Facilitator supports the hand or arm of a communicatively impaired individual while using a keyboard or other devices with the aim of helping the individual to develop pointing skills and to communicate.

Some neurologists and Psychologists believe there is a high incidence of dyspraxia, or difficulty with planning and/or executing voluntary movement, among such individuals, and that this is alleviated by a facilitator‘s manual support.

Proponents of FC suggest that some people with autism and moderate and profound mental retardation may have “undisclosed literacy”, or the capacity for other symbolic communication, consistent with higher intellectual functioning than has been presumed. [1]

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As I worked my way in these blogposts from muscle testing, muscle monitoring through to ideomotor effect, I now stumbled over the phrase facilitated communication (see right).

It supports my previous post about the mentioning of Dyspraxia, and as it is the case at Three in One Concepts (with One Brain as forerunner workshop) we call the practitioner doing the testing: Facilitator. (coincidence?)

Pull your leg. You do not have to be communicatively impaired to be taken by the device every normal person has: a limb.

To get your limb(s) moved you do not have to be diagnosed Dyspaxic … as you know all living creatures have a nervous system (as such so have we as humans) and we all have to struggle in daily live. Consciously or unconsciously.

Expression of Body Feeling-Thinking Spirit. In my experience NOBODY knows 100% what body-subconscious-energy is trying to communicate. So everyone can be taken by his/her limb with the intention to get muscle tested and be suprised by the information the muscle testing reveals.

  • Taking your limb.
  • Positioning the intended muscle to move to its contracted state.
  • Moving the limb, meanwhile intentionally moving the intended muscle to its extension.
  • You focus on the presence of resistence (or not) …this is in essence the way to muscle test.

Muscle monitoring – as muscle testing  performed with a light pressure is called – the practitioner (of facilitated communication) tunes in on the ideomotor effect ready to be observed when performing facilitated communication. This testing is opposed to the functional muscle testing where the practitioner focuses on the strength and range of movement of that muscle and muscle groups.

It is true the focus of the practitioner – of facilitated communication – has great influence, therefore it is also true the practitioner has to have a clear mind and in case s/he focuses, s/he has a well formed picture of the issue s/he is focusing on.  (f.i.  specific bodily tissue)

Finally, you do not have go to far to find someone with signs of autism, or feeling mental retarded … as we grow to be an adult we all learn to react and take those actions that help us to survive. You only have to look in the mirror that you did not escape this survival act. Everyone of us shows some of the features once in a while. When you get stuck in it, it is our job as facilitator to help you …  see, overcome,  change and as such make choice possible again.

“There is no objectivity possible, when one dears to take part of any action. Only those who have not gone in to action, are oblivious of this thing called Facilitated Communication >> Muscle Testing / Muscle Monitoring / Spiertesten, and cannot be adequately be taken serious in their saying.”

Huib Salomons, practitioner Specialized Kinesiology, the Netherlands.
You can find contact information on www.orthokin.nl and/or www.hsalomons.com.

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