Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy for children and young people with autism and/or learning disabilities
Published December 2016
Download the full evidence summary: SALT & OT
What were we asked?
We were asked whether there was any evidence that Speech and Language Therapy or Occupational Therapy are effective treatments for children and young people with autism and/or learning disabilities.
Key findings taken from the evidence review:
- Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists provide individualised therapy using a range of different tools and techniques alongside advice and support for families.
- The broad range of interventions therapists use make it impossible to appraise the effectiveness of either of these therapies as a whole.
- NICE guidance is the best source for recommendations on the management of autism with reference to speech & language and occupational therapies.