Behavioural interventions – focus on teaching children new behaviours and skills by using specialised, structured techniques. These techniques are the best teaching tools for developing skills and encouraging appropriate behaviour.
- Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
- Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
- Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (DDDC) Program
- Incidental teaching
- Lovaas Program
- Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)
- Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
- Princeton Child Development Institute Program
Developmental interventions – focus on teaching children social and communication skills in everyday, structured settings.
- Developmental social-pragmatic (DSP) model
- Relationship Development Intervention® (RDI®)
- Responsive teaching
Combined interventions –
- Early Start Denver Model
- SCERTS Model
Family-based interventions – parents not only drive the decision-making about interventions, but they also take a key role in delivering them.
- More Than Words® program
Therapy-based interventions – provide a specific therapy that targets specific difficulties.
- Functional Communication Training (FCT)
- Sign language
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
For older children and teenagers –
- Social skill training
- Cartooning strategies
- Peer Training
- Self-management techniques
- Stepping Stones Triple P
- Social stories
Medical interventions –
- ADHD medications
- Anxiolytics and antidepressants
- Sleep medications