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
Assistance Dog

Assistance dogs (also known as service dogs) are dogs that are specifically trained to help individuals with various types of disability.


Assistive and Adaptive Technology

Assistive or adaptive technology commonly refers to  '...products, devices or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities'


Atenolol is a type of drug called an β-adrenergic antagonist (beta blocker) and is sold under the brand name Tenormin.


Ativan is a brand name for lorazepam, a type of drug called a benzodiazepine, which is used to treat anxiety or anxiety associated with symptoms of depression


Atomoxetine is drug used to increase the ability to pay attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in children and adults with ADHD.

Attachment Holding Therapy

Attachment holding therapy is another term fo holding therapy, which consists of forced holding by a therapist or parent until the child stops resisting or until a fixed time period has elapsed

Attachment Therapy

Attachment therapy is the name for an extremely controversial group of therapies designed to help children with attachment disorders.

Atypical Antipsychotics

Atypical antipsychotics is a term used to describe the newer antipsychotics, such as risperidone, as opposed to the older, typical antipsychotics, such as haloperidol.

Audio Psycho Phonology

Audio psycho phonology is another term for the Tomatis method, an auditory training method in which a person with autism listens to a selection of music which has been modified.

Auditory Integration Training

Auditory integration training (also known as AIT) involves a person listening to a selection of music which has been electronically modified.

Auditory Trainer

The auditory trainer is an electronic device that allow an individual to focus attention on a speaker and reduce the interference of background noise.

Auditory-Motor Mapping Training

Auditory-motor mapping training (also known as AMMT) is an intervention which aims to promote speech production directly by training the association between sounds and articulatory actions using intonation and bimanual motor activities.

Augmentative Communication

Augmentative communication systems are designed to complement and sometimes enhance standard means of communication.


Auranofin is a medication which contains gold salts and which is used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.


Aurolate is a brand name for gold sodium thiomalate, a form of gold salts used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Autism 1-2-3 Project

The Autism 1-2-3 Project is an early intervention for children on the autism spectrum and their parents which focuses upon basic elements of communication including eye contact, gesture, and vocalisation.

Autism MEAL Plan

Autism MEAL Plan is a behaviourally based parent-training curriculum to address feeding problems associated with autism.

Autism Preschool Program

The Autism Preschool Program based at the University of Manitoba uses a variety of behavioural and language development methods

Autism Rehabilitation Therapy

Autism rehabilitation therapy is a patterning therapy based on a series of movement patterns which facilitate neurological feedback to the brain.

AutismPro system

The AutismPro system is an online, customisable package of tools, content and programming that helps educational institutions train educators and manage learning programmes for students with autism.


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