Auditory integration training and facilitated communication for autism. American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Children with Disabilities

Pediatrics. 1998 Aug;102(2 Pt 1):431-3.


This statement reviews the basis for two new therapies for autism-auditory integration training and facilitative communication. Both therapies seek to improve communication skills. Currently available information does not support the claims of proponents that these treatments are efficacious. Their use does not appear warranted at this time, except within research protocols.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Auditory Perceptual Disorders / etiology
  • Auditory Perceptual Disorders / therapy*
  • Autistic Disorder / etiology
  • Autistic Disorder / therapy*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Communication Disorders / etiology
  • Communication Disorders / therapy*
  • Complementary Therapies*
  • Humans
  • Language Development Disorders / etiology
  • Language Development Disorders / therapy*
  • Music Therapy
  • Pitch Perception
  • Treatment Outcome