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

Idebenone is an organic compound of the quinone family which is supposed to promote nerve growth factor in the brain.


Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant sold under various brand names including Tofranil.

Immune Globulin

Immunoglobulins - including intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), gamma globulin or immune serum globulin - are substances derived from human blood plasma.

Immuno Therapies

Immuno therapies are a group of interventions which are designed to make the immune system work more effectively.


An immunomodulator is a substance, such as a drug, which has an effect on the immune system.

Incidental Teaching

Incidental teaching is a form of teaching in which a teacher takes advantage of naturally occurring 'incidents' or situations to provide learning opportunities for the student.

Incredible Years

The Incredible Years is a group-based programme that aims to provide developmentally appropriate interventions to parents, children, and teachers.


Inderal is a brand name for propranolol, a type of drug called a β-adrenergic antagonist (beta blocker).

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model

 The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model is a form of supported employment.

Infrared Sauna Therapy

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 a β-adrenergic antagonist (beta blocker).

Integrated Movement Therapy

Integrated movement therapy is an individual and group therapy approach that combines speech-language pathology, behavioural and mental health counselling, and yoga.

Integrated Play Groups model

The Integrated Play Groups model is a comprehensive intervention designed to address the unique challenges children on the autism spectrum experience in symbolic play and social engagement with peers.

Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is the use of conventional and complementary medicine alongside one another.

Intensive Behavioural Intervention

Intensive behavioural intervention is a highly structured and intense intervention in which a child is taught a range of skills by a team of therapists.

Interactive Metronome

The interactive metronome is an intervention in which the individual synchronizes a range of hand and foot exercises to a computer-generated tone heard through headphones.

Internet Communities

Internet communities is another name for online communities (such as listservs, chatrooms, forums and websites) used by people on the autism spectrum and others to talk to one another.

Internship Model of Employment

The internship model of employment is a form of employment in which an intern, usually a student or a recent graduate, undertakes supervised practical training.

Interpersonal Problem-Solving for Workplace Adaptation Programme

The Interpersonal Problem-Solving for Workplace Adaptation Programme is a vocational intervention, designed to help employees solve practical workplace problems.

Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy looks at the way a condition can be triggered by events involving relationships with others, such as bereavements, disputes or relocation.


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