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

T3 is another name for triiodothyronine, a thyroid hormone.

Tackling Teenage Training programme

The Tackling Teenage Training programme is an individual training programme designed to teach adolescents on the autism spectrum about sexual health issues.


Taekwondo is a  Korean art of unarmed self-defence characterised by the extensive use of kicks.


The TAGteach method is a type of teaching with acoustical guidance.

Tai Chi

Tai chi is a gentle exercise programme and form of martial art that is a part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

TalkAbility Program

The TalkAbility program is a family-focused programme that aims to give parents of children with autism and related social communication difficulties, practical tools to help their children communicate.


Tannin is a natural substance found in some plants which has antioxidant properties.

Task Analysis

Task analysis is a process in which an activity or behaviour is divided into small, manageable steps in order to assess and teach the skill.

Task Organisation

Task organisation is presenting visually clear information on what a task is about.


Tatinol is a brand name for tianeptine, a selective serotonin reuptake enhancer used to treat depression and anxiety.


Taurine is an amino acid. It is found in large amounts in the brain, retina, heart, and blood cells.


TCM is an acronym for traditional Chinese medicine, a complete medical system based on ensuring that opposing energies, called yin and yang, are in balance and that the life force or energy in every body, called qi, is also balanced and flowing freely.


TEACCH is an acronym for Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-Handicapped Children, a term which describes the various activities undertaken by Division TEACCH, part of the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina in the USA.

Teaching Interaction

Teaching interaction is a 10-step procedure designed to help students learn appropriate social and school-related behaviours.

Teaching with Acoustical Guidance

Teaching with acoustical guidance is a method for teaching behaviours by using a 'click' sound to reinforce correct behaviours.

Technology-Based Augmentative and Alternative Communication

We use the term 'Technology-Based Augmentative and Alternative Communication' to describe different forms of assistive and adaptive technology which are used  to deliver augmentative and alternative forms of communication for people on the autism spectrum.

Technology-Based Motor Sensory Interventions

We use the term 'Technology-Based Motor Sensory Interventions' to describe different forms of assistive and augmentative technology which are used  to deliver motor sensory interventions for people on the autism spectrum.


Tegretol is a brand name for carbamazepine, a type of anticonvulsant designed to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures.


Tenex is a brand name for guanfacine, a type of drug called an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist used to treat high blood pressure.


Tenormin is a brand name for atenolol, a type of drug called an β-adrenergic antagonist (beta blocker).


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