Combined, Multi-Component Interventions and Autism

Combined, multi-component behavioural and developmental interventions use a mixture of behavioural and developmental techniques.

Combined, multi-component interventions

  • use a wide range of techniques such as: modelling (demonstrating desirable behaviour) and reinforcing (e.g. praising desirable behaviour)
  • may be delivered by parents and carers, by professionals, or by a combination of these
  • may have a 'treatment manual', which tells the providers how to deliver the intervention

Some multi-component interventions (such as the SCERTS Model and the SPELL approach) are designed for anyone on the autism spectrum.

Other multi-component interventions are designed for specific groups on the autism spectrum. For example, the Early Start Denver Model and PACT are designed to help pre-school children.  For more details please see  Pre-School Interventions.

Some combined, multi-component interventions target a specific range of behaviours or developmental areas. For example, social communication interventions are designed to improve a range of social communication and social interaction skills. For more details please see Social Communication Interventions.

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15 Jun 2018