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TEACCH - Uffculme School


“TEACCH developed the intervention approach called “Structured TEACCHing”, which is based on understanding the learning characteristics of individuals with autism and the use of visual supports to promote meaning and independence. TEACCH services are supported by empirical research, enriched by extensive clinical expertise, and notable for its flexible and individualized support of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.
• Understanding the culture of autism
• Developing an individualized person- and family-centered plan for each client or student, rather than using a standard curriculum
• Structuring the physical environment
• Using visual supports to make the sequence of daily activities predictable and understandable
• Using visual supports to make individual tasks understandable”
This information is taken from the official website https://www.teacch.com/about-us/what-is-teacch

At Uffculme we use elements and principles from TEACCH as follows:

This well-known American approach is used extensively in schools in the UK. Uffculme School implements many of its principles albeit in a modified form e.g.:
• Visual timetables whether pictorial or written – individual and for the whole class – are embedded practice throughout the school. These evolve into diaries, electronic calendars and use of smart phones etc in the secondary department of the school
• We use visual communication support extensively through our own Picture for Object Trading augmentative communication method and via SCERTS communication ‘strips’ to help pupils recognise and manage their own emotions
• Our classrooms and work spaces have clearly defined areas for different activities and purposes
• Work tasks are clearly organised both in the amount of work and what constitutes the actual tasks
• ‘Start’ and ‘finished’ trays help pupils to work through series of activities as appropriate
• Individual work tasks are also clearly presented and defined

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