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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
Walden Programs

Walden Programs are a range of early intervention programmes for toddlers, preschool children and kindergarten students run by the Emory Autism Resource Center in Georgia, US.

Waldon Approach

The Waldon Approach, named after its creator the neurologist Geoffrey Waldon, is an intervention designed to help children with developmental disabilities.

Warkeelate Acid

Warkeelate acid is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.

Water Shiatsu

Water shiatsu is another name for watsu, a form of hydrotherapy which combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance

Watsu

Watsu is a form of hydrotherapy which combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance

Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are ordinary blankets which are made heavier by adding small weights, which can either be stitched into the fabric or put into specially designed pockets.

Weighted Items

Weighted items, such as vests and blankets, are made heavier by adding small weights, which can either be stitched into the fabric or put into specially designed pockets.

Weighted Vest

Weighted vests are vests or jackets which are made heavier by adding small weights, which can either be stitched into the fabric or put into specially designed pockets.

Welch Method

The Welch method is another term for holding therapy, an intervention which consists of forced holding by a therapist or parent until the child stops resisting or until a fixed time period has elapsed

Western Medicine

Western medicine is another term for conventional medicine or standard healthcare, the medicine practiced by doctors and by allied health professionals.

Whole Medical Systems

Whole medical systems are complete systems of theory and practice that have evolved over time in different cultures and apart from conventional or Western medicine.

Wilbarger Technique

The Wilbarger Technique is a form of brushing therapy, which involves applying rapid and firm pressure touch to the arms, hands, back, legs, and feet using a surgical brush

Work System

A work system is a set of visual information informing an individual what to do while in a work or play area.

Worm Therapy

Worm therapy is another term for helminthic therapy, which is the use of parasitic worms, such as trichuris suis, for therapeutic purposes.


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