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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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PEER is another term for the Peer Mediated Approach, a programme designed to teach non-autistic children the best way to help children on the autism spectrum.
|Peer Mediated Approach||
The Peer Mediated Approach is a programme designed to teach non-autistic children the best way to help children on the autism spectrum.
|Peer-Led or Involved Interventions||
Peer-led or peer-involved interventions is a term we use to describe any intervention in which peers (individuals of a similar age or background) are actively involved in helping the recipients of the intervention.
PEERS is an acronym for the the UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, a multi-component social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum.
PEGASUS is the acronym for the PsychoEducational Groups for Autism Spectrum Understanding and Support programme.
|Penguin for Autism Behavioral Interventions||
The Penguin for Autism Behavioral Interventions (PABI) is a compact humanoid robot.
|Perceptual Isolation Therapy||
Perceptual isolation therapy is another term for restricted environmental stimulation therapy, an intervention based around sensory deprivation i.e. minimizing sensory inputs such as sound, lights and smells.
Peformance lenses, another term for ambient prism lenses, are used to help improve ambient vision, the visual system related to spatial organisation.
Periactin is a brand name for cyproheptadine, an antihistamine drug which is also an antiserotonergic agent and a 5-HT2 receptor antagonist.
|Personal Frequency Modulation System||
Personal frequency modulation (FM) systems are like miniature radio stations operating on special frequencies.
The Perspectives program uses radio interviewing to teach social and communication skills to adolescents with Asperger syndrome.
Pet therapy is another name for animal therapies, a group interventions which use a more formal, structured set of sessions to help people reach specific goals in their treatment.
Pharmacology is that part of medical science dealing with knowledge of the action of drugs.
The phenol-free diet requires you to avoid foodstuffs, such as citrus fruits and chocolate, which contain the aromatic compound phenol.
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid, which the body changes into tyrosine, another amino acid.
Phenytek is a brand name for phenytoin, a type of anticonvulsant drug which is designed to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures.
Phenytoin is a type of anticonvulsant, a group of drugs which aim to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures.
Pheraplay is a form of relationship-based therapy, which uses play to emphasize the bond between parent and child.
|Photo Stimulation Therapy||
Photo stimulation therapy is a type of lightwave stimulation in which an individual looks at coloured light produced by a special machine called a lumatron or a photron light stimulator.
Phototherapy is another name for lightwave stimulation in which an individual looks at coloured light produced by a special machine called a lumatron or a photron light stimulator.
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.