This section contains an alphabetic list of interventions, and some specific techniques, designed to help people with autism spectrum disorders.
You may be able to find more information, including links to other parts of this website, by clicking on the title of an intervention.
If you know of an intervention which is not listed here please email email@example.com.
Please note that we reserve the right to not include information about an intervention if we do not consider it appropriate.
The fact that an intervention or technique is listed here does not necessarily mean that we support its use. Nor does it mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.
Over time we hope to evaluate each of the interventions and techniques in this section, providing a ranking which tells you the level of scientific evidence which supports or does not support its use. You can find details of the interventions we have already ranked in the list of Evaluated interventions
Organic compound of the quinone family which is supposed to promote nerve growth factor in the brain
A tricyclic anti-depressant sold under various brand names including Tofranil®.
Group of interventions which are designed to make the immune system work more effectively.
An immunomodulator is a substance (e. g. a drug) which has an effect on the immune system.
Form of teaching in which a teacher takes advantage of naturally occurring ‘incidents’ or situations to provide learning opportunities for the student.
Inderal ® is a brand name for propranolol, a type of drug called β-adrenergic antagonists (beta blockers).
Infrared sauna therapy or sauna therapy is a treatment which uses infrared radiation to increase circulation and nourish damaged tissue.
InnoPran ® is a brand name for propranolol, a type of drug called β-adrenergic antagonists (beta blockers).
An individual and group therapy approach that combines speech-language pathology, behavioural and mental health counseling, and yoga.
The use of conventional and complementary medicine alongside one another. .
Highly structured and intense intervention in which a child is taught a range of skills by a team of therapists.
Intensive Interaction is an approach based on natural conversations at a level that a person can understand and join in with. This is achieved by following the individual’s lead and mirroring his or her behaviours and vocalisations.
Therapy in which the individual synchronizes a range of hand and foot exercises to a computer-generated tone heard through headphones
Another name for online communities – such as listservs, chatrooms, forums and websites – used by people with autism and others to talk to one another
An intervention is any action – such as a treatment, a therapy or the provision of a service – which is designed to help people with autism.
Another term for coloured overlay, a piece of coloured, transparent plastic which is placed over a piece of text in order to make it easier to read.
Brand name for paliperidone, an atypical anti-psychotic drug used to treat delusional psychosis.
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