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
Bérard's Method

Bérard's Method is a specific form of auditory integration training invented by Guy Berard.


B-Active2  is the short name fo the Enjoy Being Physically Active by Walking Safely: A Leisure Education Program.


B-alanyl-L-histidine is another term for carnosine, which is a naturally occurring dipeptide i.e. molecule consisting of two amino acids, found in the human body.

Bach Flower Remedies

Bach flower remedies are a form of homeopathy in which flowers are steeped or boiled in water, the resulting tincture being diluted many times.

Balance Training

Balance training programmes consist of a series of exercises designed to improve the balance of the participants.


Barbiturates are in a class of drugs called anxiolytics which were used to treat feelings of anxiety or nervousness caused by stress or psychological problems.

Barnardo's Forward Steps Early Intervention Programme

Barnardo's Forward Steps Early Intervention Programme is a combined, multi-component programme designed for preschool children with autism and other communication difficulties.

Barnet Early Autism Model

The Barnet Early Autism Model (BEAM) is a comprehensive treatment model aimed at pre-school children on the autism spectrum.


BED is an acronym for the body ecology diet, which was originally created to treat systemic fungal infections.


Befriending is a scheme which encourages individuals to benefit from a one-to-one relationship with a volunteer befriender.

Behavior Analytic Instruction

Behavior analytic instruction is another term for applied behaviour analysis, a systematic way of observing someone's behaviour, identifying desirable changes in that behaviour and then using the most appropriate methods to make those changes.

Behaviour Momentum

Behaviour momentum is a strategy designed to to build a student’s “momentum” for following directions. 

Behavioural and Developmental Interventions for Specific Functions

Behavioural and developmental interventions for specific functions is a term we have created to describe a group of interventions which focus on one or more specific functions (such as communication) and which use one or more behavioural techniques.

Behavioural and Developmental Techniques

We use the term behavioural and developmental techniques to describe a wide range of individual techniques used within behavioural and developmental interventions.

Behavioural Intervention

Behavioural interventions are designed to encourage appropriate behaviour (such as getting dressed or talking to other people) and to discourage inappropriate behaviour (such as self harm or aggression towards others).


Belivon is a brand name for risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic.


Benzodiazepines are a form of anxiolytic drug, used to treat feelings of anxiety or nervousness caused by stress or psychological problems.


Benzatropine is an anticholinergic drug used to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment, such as pseudoparkinsonism and dystonia.


Berberine is an alkaloid found in some plants which is sometimes used as an antifungal and antibiotic supplement.

Beta Blockers

Beta blockers is another term for β-adrenergic-antagonists, a type of drug called adrenergic antagonists.


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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21 Jun 2018