With autistic individuals, several intervention strategies have been developed--such as facilitated communication (FC), picture exchange systems, and sensory and auditory integration training--to help them relate to the world around them. Time and technology have indeed brought about many techniques for developing the communication skills of autistic individuals, but the tried-and-true behavior modification therapy (BMT) still proves to be the most effective. If other strategies do work, it is because behavior modification has been incorporated.
Jackson, Kristie, "The Autistic Child: Intervention Strategies" (1996). Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 85.