Wretches & Jabberers
|Wretches & Jabberers|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gerardine Wurzburg|
|Produced by||Douglas Biklen
|Music by||J. Ralph|
|Edited by||Barbara Ballow|
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Wretches & Jabberers is a 2010 American documentary film directed by Gerardine Wurzburg and produced by Wurzburg and Douglas Biklen. The film is about two autistic men who travel the world helping other autistic people break out of their isolation. It opened in theaters in New York and California on July 30, 2010.
The film shows the use of facilitated communication, which has been discredited and demonstrated to be not actually be effective in scientific studies. Organisations such as American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Association for Behavior Analysis have stated that facilitated communication is not a valid technique. However, Biklen (who popularised the technique in the United States) and Wurzburg continue to promote it.
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