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
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.

Intervention in BASIS programme

The Intervention in BASIS programme (iBASIS) is a combined, multi-component programme designed by the BASIS team at Manchester University.

Intuitive Overlay

Intuitive overlay is another term for coloured overlay, a piece of coloured, transparent plastic which is placed over a piece of text in order to make it easier to read.


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


Invega is a brand name for paliperidone, an atypical antipsychotic drug used to treat delusional psychosis.


The iPad is a tablet computer designed, manufactured and marketed by Apple Inc.


The iPhone is a smartphone designed, manufactured and marketed by Apple Inc.


The iPod is a portable media player designed, manufactured and marketed by Apple Inc.

Irlen Lenses

Irlen lenses are lenses prescribed and supplied by the Irlen Institute to alleviate the symptoms of scotopic sensitivity syndrome, described as a form of visual stress.


Iron is a mineral found in many foods including red meats, fish, poultry, lentils and beans. It can also be taken as a dietary supplement.


Itraconazole is an antifungal, antibiotic drug sold under various brand names including Sporanox.


IVIG is an acronym for intraveneous immunoglobulin, a protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralise foreign objects like bacteria and viruses.


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