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Technology-Based Behavioural and Developmental Interventions

We use the term 'Technology-Based Behavioural and Developmental Interventions' to describe different forms of assistive and augmentative technology which are used to deliver behavioural and developmental interventions for people on the autism spectrum.

Although technology is used to deliver these interventions, the intention of these interventions is to change or develop the recipient of the intervention. For example, video modelling is used to show someone on the autism spectrum how to behave under certain circumstances.

Specific interventions include

  • Apps (Computer Applications)
  • Video Modelling
  • Visual Schedules

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The fact that an intervention is listed in this glossary does not necessarily mean that we agree with its use. Nor does it necessarily mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.