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

Epitol is a brand name for carbamazepine, a type of anticonvulsant designed to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures.

Epsom Salts

Epsom salts is another name for magnesium sulphate.


Equetro is a brand name for carbamazepine, a type of anticonvulsant designed to prevent or reduce the severity of seizures.

Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies

Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EEAT) is a term used to describe any kind of intervention based around the use of horses and/or the horses' environment.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine-assisted psychotherapy is an intervention in which one or more mental health professionals works with one or more clients and one or more horses to achieve specific psychological goals. 


EQUIP is an acronym for the Equipping Youth to Help One Another Programme, aimed at young offenders who have difficulties with moral reasoning, anger and social skills.


Escitalopram is a type of SSRI antidepressant used to treat a range of conditions including anxiety and depression.


Eskalith is a brand name for lithium, a type of drug called a mood stabiliser.

Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that cannot be created within the human body and must therefore be obtained from the diet.


Estrogen is another spelling of oestrogen, a hormone which is used to treat a range of medical issues in women.


Ethosuximide is a type of anticonvulsant sold under various brand names including Zarontin.

Ethylene-Diamine-Tetra-Acetic Acid

Ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) is a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.

Ethylenedinitrilotetraacetic Acid

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


Everolimus is a type of medication called a kinase inhibitor and is sold under a variety of brand names including Afinitor.

Exclusion Diet

An exclusion diet is a diet in which the individual avoids foodstuffs containing certain things, such as gluten or casein, which are believed to be harmful to that individual.

Executive Function Training

Executive function training is any kind of training that is designed to improve executive functioning, which is the set of cognitive abilities that control and regulate other abilities and behaviours.


Exelon is a brand name for rivastigmine, a drug which is usually used to treat Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.


Exergaming is a term used to describe video games that are also a form of exercise.


Extinction is the withdrawal or removal of reinforcers of interfering behaviour in order to reduce the occurrence of that behaviour.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a treatment in which the therapist moves her fingers back and forth in front of your face and asks you to follow these hand motions with your eyes, while recalling a disturbing event.


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