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
Positive Cognitions

Positive cognitions is another term for positive thinking, which means approaching life's challenges with a positive outlook.

Positive Handling

Positive handling is a term used to describe the use of controlled physical intervention for the management of extremely challenging behaviour.

Positive Psychology Practice

Positive psychology practice focuses on how to help human beings prosper and lead healthy, happy lives.


Positive thinking means approaching life's challenges with a positive outlook.

Post-Secondary Education

Post-secondary education (also known as further and higher education) refers to any form of education that takes place after secondary school.

Power Card

Power card is a card which an individual carries to remind him or her how to deal with a difficult situation.

Pre-school Autism Communication Trial

The Pre-school Autism Communication Trial is a programme developed by the University of Manchester in the UK which is designed to enhance parent-child communication in autism and the social and language development of the child.


Prebiotics are natural substances in some foods that are supposed to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.


Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids, a type of steroid.


Pregnenolone is a naturally occurring steroid directly metabolized from cholesterol and the precursor of of virtually all neurosteroids.

Preschoolers with Autism programme

The Preschoolers with Autism programme is broadly based on multiple early intervention and cognitive behavioural techniques and has several purposes.

Prescriptive Teaching Model

The prescriptive teaching model is another term for discrete trial training, a highly-structured training technique that involves a trainer instructing an individual with autism using a series of learning opportunities or 'trials'.

Pressure Vest

Pressure vests are vests or or jackets which can be inflated in order to exert pressure on the person wearing them.

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Model

Prevent-teach-reinforce is a model of individualised positive behavioural support.

Princeton Child Development Institute Early Intervention Program

The Princeton Child Development Institute Early Intervention Program is a form of early intensive behavioural intervention run by the Princeton Child Development Institute in the US.

Prism Lenses

Prism lenses are lenses which refract light, which has the effect of breaking it up into different colours or changing an individual's field of vision.


Probiotics are live microorganisms thought to be beneficial to the host organism.

Problem Solving Skills: 101 programme

Problem Solving Skills: 101 is a commercial programme designed to help students adopt problem-solving strategies.

Problem-Solving Skills Training

Problem-solving skills training is an intervention designed to teach the skills involved in effective problem-solving, including skills that address practical problems faced by caregivers.


Progesterone is a hormone involved in women's menstrual cycles and in reproduction.


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