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Alphabetic List of Interventions, Treatments and Therapies

This section contains an alphabetic list of interventions, and some specific techniques, designed to help people on the autism spectrum.

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 info@researchautism.net.

Please note that we reserve the right to not include information about an intervention if we do not consider it appropriate.

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Glossary Item Description
α-Adrenergic-Antagonists

α-adrenergic-antagonists (alpha blockers) are a type of drug called adrenergic antagonists.

A to Z or A-Z method

The A to Z or A-Z  method is a form of video modelling, in which videos are used to teach a range of skills to individuals with autism, such as how to interpret facial expressions.

AAT

AAT is an acronym for animal-assisted therapy, which is any therapy that involves a person interacting with animals.

ABA

ABA is an acronym for applied behaviour analysis. ABA is also sometimes used to refer to some comprehensive, multi-component programmes (especially early intensive behavioural programmes such as the University of California at Los Angeles Young Autism Project model).

Acamprosate

Acamprosate is a drug which is used, along with counselling and social support, to help people who have stopped drinking large amounts of alcohol and to help them avoid drinking alcohol again.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and commitment therapy is a form of mindfulness-based therapy, theorising that greater well-being can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings.

Acetyl-l-carnitine

Acetyl-l-carnitine is another name for carnitine, a compound which helps in the consumption and disposal of fat in the body and which is sometimes taken as a nutritional supplement

Acetylcholine

Acetylcholine is a natural chemical which acts as a neurotransmitter in the peripheral nervous system and also in the central nervous system.

Acetylcysteine

Acetylcysteine is another term for cysteine, an amino acid that can be found in many proteins throughout the body.

Across-Task Schedule

Across-task schedule is another name for visual schedule, a set of pictures that communicates a series of activities or the steps of a specific activity.

Active Support

Active support, is a person-centred model of support for people with learning disabilities that is grounded in applied behaviour analysis.

Activism

Activism is the doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, and so on.

Actos

Actos is a brand name for pioglitazone, a drug which is used with a diet and exercise programme and sometimes with other drugs to treat type 2 diabetes.

Acupressure

Acupressure is an intervention which involves placing physical pressure on different acupuncture points on the surface of the body.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a therapy which involves inserting and manipulating needles into "acupuncture points" on the body.

Adderall

Adderall is a brand name of a stimulant composed of mixed amphetamine salts, which is used to treat inattention and hyperactivity.

Additive-Free Diet

The additive-free diet requires you to avoid additives, such as colourings, flavour enhancers, sweeteners and preservatives.

ADH

ADH is an acronym for antidiuretic hormone, which is another term for vasopressin.

Adrenergic Agonists

Adrenergic agonists are a type of drug used to treat a range of conditions including high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease.

Adrenergic Antagonists

Adrenergic antagonists are a class of drug used to treat a range of conditions including hypertension, angina, irregular heart beat, heart failure and heart attack.


Disclaimer

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 Our Evaluations of Autism Interventions, Treatments and Therapies.

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Updated
21 Jun 2018