In this study the authors developed and evaluated a unique treatment combining cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with graduated exposure in a virtual reality environment (VRE). Results provide evidence that CBT with VRE can be a highly effective treatment for specific phobia/fear for some young people with ASD.
Maskey M, Lowry J, Rodgers J, McConachie H, Parr JR (2014) Reducing Specific Phobia/Fear in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders through a Virtual Reality Environment Intervention. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100374