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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Mediated learning is an educational programme based on the idea that because intelligence is plastic and changeable, not fixed, it can be taught within a mediated learning environment.
A medical home is designed to meet the large majority of each patient's physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, and chronic care.
Medication is any chemical substance intended for use in the medical diagnosis, cure, treatment, or prevention of disease.
Meditation includes a variety of techniques or practices, such as prayer, which are intended to focus or control attention.
Mega-vitamin therapy is another term for the use of multiple vitamins as a therapeutic tool.
|MEL melatonine MLT||
MEL melatonine MLT is another term for melatonin, the hormone which regulates our biological clock.
Melatonin is a hormone and neurotransmitter which regulates our biological clock.
|Melodic Based Communication Therapy||
Melodic based communication therapy is an intervention designed to make use of the musical strengths of the child with autism in order to increase verbal output.
Memantine is in a class of medications called NMDA receptor antagonists and is sold under a variety of brand names inc. Ebixa, Maruxa, Nemdatine and Namenda.
|Mental State Reading||
Mental state reading is another term for theory of mind training, an intervention which teaches individuals how to work out what other people may be thinking and feeling
Mentoring is process of supporting and encouraging someone else to maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.
A message board is a form of online community used by people with autism and others to talk to one another.
MET is an acronym for multiple exemplar training, which means using multiple examples when training (or teaching) someone.
|Metabolic Amino Acid Therapy||
Metabolic amino acid therapy is another term for amino acid therapy, which is the use of amino acids, usually in the form of dietary supplements, for therapeutic purposes.
Metamorphic technique is a type of reflexology, the practice of stimulating points on the feet, hands and ears.
Methyl-B12 is another term for methylcobalamin, a form of vitamin B-12.
Methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin B-12.
Methylin is a brand name for methylphenidylacetate hydrochloride, a type of stimulant medication, used to treat inattention and hyperactivity.
Methylphenidate is a form of stimulant medication, used to treat inattention and hyperactivity.
Methylsulfonylmethane is an organic sulphur-containing compound that occurs naturally in a variety of foodstuffs and that is also available as a dietary supplement.
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.