We organised the dizzying range of interventions out there into nine categories. Categorising them this way can help parents, clinicians and policy makers find a common language.
The nine categories are:
- behavioural interventions (such as Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention)
- developmental interventions (such as Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy)
- naturalistic developmental and behavioural interventions (such as Early Start Denver Model)
- sensory-based interventions (such as Ayres Sensory Integration®, or sensory “diets”)
- technology-based interventions (such as apps or gaming-style interventions);
- animal-assisted interventions
- cognitive behaviour therapy
- Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-handicapped Children (the TEACCH program) and
- other interventions that do not fit in these categories.