Title
Holding Therapy
Author
Raising Children Network
Summary
This online article from Raising Children Network's Parent Guide to ASD Therapies describes and evaluates Holding Therapy, which aims to inflict distress on children with autism in order to make them seek comfort from their mothers. It is based on the discredited theory that autism is caused by a failure to form the mother-child bond.

The article concludes that there is no high-quality research evidence to support Holding Therapy, and it warns that the approach involves deliberately provoking distress in children.

Raising Children Network is an information resource maintained by a partnership of agencies in Australia. Its website offers “evidence-based content you can trust on hundreds of topics about raising children and looking after yourself as a parent.” [Website]
Language
English
Subjects
Recreation & Sports
Social Engagement
Publisher
Raising Children Network
DateModified
9/22/2022 3:21 PM EDT