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 email@example.com.
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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|Vagus Nerve Stimulation||
Vagus nerve stimulation is a treatment for epilepsy that involves a stimulator (or 'pulse generator') which is connected, inside the body, to the left vagus nerve in the neck.
Valproate sodium is another name for sodium valproate, a type of anticonvulsant designed to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures.
Valproic acid is another name for sodium valproate, a type of anticonvulsant drug designed to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures.
|Van Dijk Curricular Approach||
The Van Dijk Curricular Approach is an intervention based on joint encounters where two individuals experience events together so that the adult can better understand the child.
Vancomycin is a type of medication called a glycopeptide antibiotic.
Vasopressin is a hormone which plays an important role in increasing water re-absorption in the kidneys. It has also been implicated in social behaviours and in reducing anxiety.
Venlafaxine is a type of antidepressant drug, used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder.
|Verbal Behaviour Approach||
The verbal behaviour approach, also called VBA, is derived from applied behaviour analysis and used within various interventions, such as EIBI.
Versene acid is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.
Viadur is a brand name of leuprolide, a drug which turns off the production of testosterone.
|Video Interaction Guidance||
Video interaction guidance is an intervention that uses video clips of interactions between people to help improve those interactions.
|Video Interaction to Promote Positive Parenting||
The Video Interaction to Promote Positive Parenting programme is an intervention in which the therapists work with parents using videofeedback to help them to understand and adapt to their infant's individual communication style to promote the best possible social and communicative development.
Video modelling is a method of teaching in which an individual learns a behaviour or a skill by watching a video recording of someone (the model) demonstrating that behaviour or skill.
Video prompting is a form of video modelling in which the participant is shown a video clip of one step of the task and then given the opportunity to complete that step before the next step is shown.
Vigabatrin is a medicine which is used in partial epilepsy, secondarily generalised partial epilepsy and West's syndrome.
Vinkeil 100 is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.
VIPP is an acronym for the Video Interaction to Promote Positive Parenting programme, which is an intervention in which the therapists work with parents using videofeedback to help them to understand and adapt to their infant's individual communication style to promote the best possible social and communicative development.
Virtual communities is another name for online communities (such as listservs, chatrooms, forums and websites).
Virtual reality is a form of technology which allows a user to interact with a computer-simulated environment.
Vision therapy aims to normalise or improve visual abilities, such as focusing and tracking.
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.