SCERTS

SCERTS is an American educational model. SCERTS includes practices from several other well-known approaches including ABA and TEACCH. The main focus of the SCERTS Model is one of promoting child-initiated communication in everyday activities and helping children with autism to spontaneously apply functional and relevant skills in a variety of settings and with a range of people.

SCERTS stands for:
SC - Social Communication – to develop spontaneous and functional communication
ER - Emotional Regulation - ability to regulate own emotions and to cope with everyday stress – both essential for learning and interacting
TS – Transactional (sometimes ‘transitional’) Support – the development and implementation of support to help people respond to the child’s needs and interests, modify and adapt the environment, and provide tools to enhance learning (e.g., picture- based communication systems including visual and sensory support
For more information on SCERTS click on this link http://www.scerts.com/

At Uffculme we use elements of SCERTS as follows:

We use many SCERTS practices, notably those that link with TEACCH and ABA. However, we primarily use its principles which help with transitions between locations and those which aid the recognition of emotional states. We have developed communication tools which are used to help our youngsters both to recognise and regulate their own emotions.

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