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
GF diet

GF diet is an acronym for the gluten-free diet, a diet which avoids or reduces foods which contain gluten, a substance found in cereals.

Giant Steps

Giant Steps is a school-based programme which offers a range of therapies.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba ia a herb extract used to treat circulatory disorders and enhance memory.


GLA is an acronym for gamma linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid found in some plants, such as borage and evening primrose.

Glandular Therapy

Glandular therapy is another term for stem cell therapy, which include various procedures in which processed tissue from animal embryos, foetuses or organs, is injected or taken orally.


Glutamate is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter within the central nervous system.


Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid used as a dietary supplement.


Glutathione is a tripeptide consisting of the amino acids L-Cysteine, L-Glutamic Acid, and Glycine.

Gluten-Free Diet

The gluten-free diet is a diet which requires the individual to avoid or reduce sources of gluten (a protein found in cereals such as wheat, oats, rye and barley).

Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet

The gluten-free casein-free diet is a diet which involves avoiding all foodstuffs which contain gluten and casein.

Goat Weed

Goat weed is another term for St. John's Wort, a plant used to treat a range of conditions including depression.

Gold Salts

Gold salts are compounds which contain tiny amounts of gold. They are sometimes found in medications used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Gold Sodium Thiomalate

Gold sodium thiomalate is a medication containing gold salts which is used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Graphic Organiser

Graphic organisers are a pictorial way of constructing knowledge and organising information.

Greenspan Method

The Greenspan Method is another name for the DIR Method, an intervention which focuses on helping children to master the building blocks of relating, communicating and thinking, rather than on the symptoms of autism alone.

Group Analytic Therapy

Group analytic therapy is another term for group therapy, which is the collaborative exploration of relationships as they develop among the members of a group, including the therapist.

Group Intensive Family Training

Group Intensive Family Training is a parent-training programme for pre-school children with autism based on the principles of applied behaviour analysis.

Group Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy is the collaborative exploration of relationships as they develop among the members of a group, including the therapist.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is the collaborative exploration of relationships as they develop among the members of a group, including the therapist.


Guanfacine is a type of drug called an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist used to treat high blood pressure.


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