Parent Guide Key

Each parent guide includes a handy 'at a glance' section, which uses the symbols below. Hover over the symbols to find out what they mean.

Category Symbol
Research rating Research shows positive effects. Some research shows positive effects, more research needed. Not enough research available. Research shows this approach is ineffective or can be harmful. Not yet reviewed by our research sources.
Warning A specific risk/problem has been identified by a recognised authority, a government source or eminent researcher
Cost Estimate of cost to family per session/item or week
Time Estimate of the total time for family in hours per week and duration

A-Z Index of Therapies


Parent Guide to Therapies

Our therapies guide offers reliable information about a wide range of therapies and interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Each guide gives an overview of the therapy, what research says about the therapy and the approximate time and costs involved.

To learn more, including how to use the guide and where the information in the guide comes from, read our frequently asked questions.

Use the A‐Z index above to find guides for specific therapies OR browse the therapies by category using the menu on the left.