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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Saccharomyces boulardii is a yeast, sometimes used as a dietary supplement or a medicine.
Acronym for speech and language therapy, an intervention in which a therapist works with individuals to help them develop their communication skills using a range of techniques
Samonas therapy is a form of auditory integration training which involves listening through headphones to filtered music, voice and sounds of nature recorded on compact discs.
Sapropterin, another term for tetrahydrobiopterin, is a naturally occurring nutrient and essential cofactor of the three aromatic amino acid hydroxylase enzymes used in the biosynthesis of various neurotransmitters.
A lutein-free, soy-protein free and casein/gluten-restricted diet which also restricts or removes some artificial additives.
Infrared sauna therapy or sauna therapy is a treatment which uses infrared radiation to increase circulation and nourish damaged tissue.
Acronym for the specific carbohydrate diet, which which excludes complex carbohydrates, such as those found in rice and potatoes.
Intervention which focuses on Social-Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support as the principal dimensions for intervention planning
A form of homeopathy in which tiny amounts of minerals, usually in the form of tablets, are taken.
Acronym for the Social Cognition Training Program, a group-based intervention designed to improve social cognition and social functioning among people with disabilities.
A type of coloured filter, used to block the wavelengths of light to which an individual is sensitive. The lenses are worn in spectacles and tinted to suit the needs of the individual.
Intervention based on ‘correcting respiratory mechanics’ i.e. helping the individual breathe more easily
Gastrointestinal hormone and neurotransmitter that helps promote digestion of food.
Sedatives is another term for anxiolytics, a class of drugs used to treat feelings of anxiety or nervousness caused by stress or psychological problems. They are also used for sleeplessness and other problems.
A type of antidepressant drug that enhances the reuptake of serotonin instead of inhibiting it, as in many other antidepressant drugs.
Class of antidepressant drugs used to treat a variety of conditions including depression and anxiety.
Taking action to say what you want, secure your rights, represent your interests and obtain services you need.
Self-management generally involves activities designed to change or maintain one’s own behaviour.
Self monitoring is another term for self-management, which generally involves activities designed to change or maintain one’s own behaviour.
Device designed to provide a brief electrical stimulation when it detects a blow to the head