Treatments for Autism

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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  • Neuropathy

    Overview
    Neurotherapy, also known as neurofeedback training or EEG biofeedback, allows children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to visualize their brainwaves. Scientists theorize that a part of the brain c... read more

  • Occupational Therapy

    Overview
    Occupational therapy is focused on helping children with autism gain and improve the skills to engage in daily activities. An occupational therapist can help autistic children improve participation in... read more

  • Physical Therapy

    Overview
    Physical therapy, or PT, is focused on helping children with autism improve their motor skills, coordination and sensory integration. A physical therapist can help autistic children improve posture, b... read more

  • Pivotal Response Training

    Overview
    Pivotal response training (PRT), also known as pivotal response teaching or pivotal response therapy, is a comprehensive interventional model for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). PRT targ... read more

  • Prozac (Fluoxetine hydrochloride)

    Overiview
    Prozac is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987 to treat depression. In children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Prozac can be effective in treating sel... read more

  • Relationship Development Integration

    Overview
    Relationship development integration (RDI) is a type of family-based behavioral therapy focused on building personal relationships. RDI fosters dynamic intelligence, described as the ability to think ... read more

  • Risperdal (Risperidone)

    Overview
    Risperdal is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of irritability associated with autistic disorder. Risperdal is also known by its drug name, Rispe... read more

  • Ritalin (Methylphenidate hydrochloride)

    Overiview
    Ritalin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1955 for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As many as 30 percent of children diagnosed wit... read more

  • Social Skills Therapy

    Overiview
    Social skills therapy is focused on helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) build social skills such as greeting, starting and stopping conversations, play skills, maintaining eye contac... read more

  • Speech Therapy

    Overview
    All children with autism spectrum disorders have difficulty with social communication. One in three children with autism has difficulty producing understandable speech sounds. Speech-language patholog... read more

  • Strattera (Atomoxetine hydrochloride)

    Overview
    Strattera is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As many as 30 percent of children diagnosed wi... read more

  • Verbal Behavior Intervention

    Overview
    Verbal behavior (VB) intervention, also known as or verbal behavior therapy applied verbal behavior, is a type of therapy that focuses on motivating children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to co... read more

  • Wellbutrin (Bupropion hydrochloride)

    Overview

    Wellbutrin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1985 to treat depression. In children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Wellbutrin may be effective in tre... read more

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