Healing Thresholds provides news, research, and user-generated content on over 500 autism therapy topics. We have layperson-accessible summaries of many published studies on autism therapies. And, we have created comprehensive factsheets for the most popular therapies.
Top Autism Therapies
These factsheets include a review of the scientific evidence supporting the use of each particular therapy as well as a list of resources you can turn to should you choose to implement the therapy. The twelve most popular therapies, which include comprehensive factsheets, are:
Other autism therapies
Here are research, news, and comments about nearly 100 other therapies regularly used by parents:
The ranking above comes a publication describing the percentage of parents using each particular therapy to treat their child with autism (Green 2006).
When you look through our therapy fact sheets (which are available for the twelve most common therapies), you will see that everything we state is referenced. In other words, anything we write has been stated by an expert in the field of autism research and reviewed by other experts in the field during the process of publication. If you think we may have misinterpreted information, you can look at the lay summary of the cited reference, the abstract of the cited reference, or you can read the reference itself. In all cases, you will know that what we have written has a reference point in the scientific community. Medical writers who are trained scientists prepare our fact sheets. They are reviewed by a developmental pediatrician with expertise in the field of autism.
There are many different therapies that can be used to help a child with autism. While there is no one therapy that is right for all children, most experts agree on three things:
- therapy should begin as young as possible
- therapy should be tailored to the specific needs of the child
- therapy should be reevaluated as the child develops
As a parent, you have three precious resources: time, money, and love. Healing Thresholds has been designed to help you draw on these resources in the most efficient way in order to help your child. To that end, we have summarized the most popular therapies that are used to help children with autism. We also attempt to determine whether or not these therapies are likely to be safe and effective. Remember, every child is unique. You and your team are in the best position to determine whether or not a therapy is working for your child.
Has your child has just been diagnosed with autism? Do you suspect your child has autism? Please start at our New Diagnosis of Autism page.
Other therapy topics
Here is a list of all ~500 therapy topics covered on Healing Thresholds.