Summaries of Scientific Research on Interventions on Autism

Research summaries for each of the following psychological, educational and therapeutic interventions will follow at the end of the list of treatment descriptions.

Table of Contents

Psychological, Educational, and Therapeutic Interventions

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Art Therapy
  • Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT)
    • Tomatis Method
    • Berard Method
    • Fast Forward
    • Earobics
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Bonding (Attachment) Therapies
    • Gentle Teaching
  • Developmental Therapies
  •  Developmentally-based Individual-difference Relationship-based Intervention (DIR)
    • Floor Time
    • Greenspan Method
  • Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention/Treatment
  • Facilitated Communication
  • Glasses
  • Holding Therapy
  • LEAP Model
  • Music Therapy
  • Oral-Motor Training/Therapy
    • Kaufman Method
    • Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Targets (PROMPT)
    • Rosenfeld-Johnson Method
  • Patterning
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Project TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-handicapped Children)
  • Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Play Therapy
  • Rapid Prompting Method (RPM)
  • Recreational Sports/Exercise
  • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
  • Sensory Integrative Therapy (Sensory Integration, SI, or SIT)
  • Sensory-motor Therapies
  • Socialization related classes
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Social Stories
  • Son Rise (Options)
  • Video Modeling
  • Vision Therapy
    • Irlen lenses
    • Glasses
    • Eye exercises
    • Rapid Eye Therapy
    • Ambient lenses
    • Yoked prisms
  • Biomedical Interventions

  • Anti-Yeast Medication
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Herbs and Homeopathic Treatments
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • A review of a study testing the efficacy of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    A review of a double-blind study on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    A review of a randomized trail of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    A review of a study on Methylphenidate (Ritalin)

    A review of a study on Citalopram

    A review of a study on the effect of medication and parent training on behavior problems

    • Secretin
    • Special Diets
      • Gluten-free (wheat)
      • Casein-Free (dairy)
      • Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet (GfCf Diet)
      • Sugar free
      • Removal of food dyes
      • Foods thought to produce maladaptive behavior

    A review of a study on gluten-free, casein-free diets

    An analysis on the use of nutrients to support speech development

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