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
Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, better known as the The UCLA PEERS Program, is a multi-component social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that involves tensing specific muscle groups and then relaxing them to create awareness of tension and relaxation.

Project SEARCH plus ASD Supports

The Project SEARCH High School program provides a school-to-work transition model for young people on the autism spectrum, with a strong emphasis on internship rotations for the entire school year.

PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)

PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets, a programme which is designed to help individuals with speech disorders gain voluntary control of their motor-speech systems.


Prompting is verbal, gestural, or physical assistance given to learners to assist them in acquiring or engaging in a targeted behaviour or skill.

Prompting Devices

Prompting devices are electronic devices which use a signal to prompt an individual to do something.

Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets

Another term for PROMPT, a programme which is used to help individuals with speech disorders gain voluntary control of their motor-speech systems.


Propranolol is a type of drug called β-adrenergic antagonists (beta blockers).


Prostap is a brand name of leuprolide, a drug which turns off the production of testosterone.


Prozac is a brand name for fluoxetine, a type of SSRI antidepressant, used to treat a variety of conditions including anxiety and depression.


PSE is an acronym for problem-solving education, a brief, cognitive intervention delivered in six 30-minute individualized sessions


Psychiatry is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health problems.


Psycho-educational interventions are a very large group of interventions which use behavioural and other teaching techniques to change behaviours.


Psychoactive is a rerm used to describe substances, such as drugs, which affect the mind or mental processes.


Psychoanalysis is a type of psychological intervention used to help people deal with emotional and behavioural problems.


Psychoeducation is the provision of information about conditions such as autism.


Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour: how we think, feel, act and interact, individually and in groups.

Psychomotor Patterning

Psychomotor patterning is another term for patterning therapies, a range of interventions based on a series of movement patterns which are designed to facilitate neurological feedback to the brain.


Psychopharmacology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study of the actions, effects, and development of psychoactive drugs.


Psychotherapy is a type of psychological intervention used to treat emotional problems and mental health conditions.


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