Introduction to TEACCH: Hands-on Core Training
Course Number: SPED563N
The ongoing increase of new cases of autism being diagnosed has created a growing demand for effective programs, practical suggestions and information. The TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children) approach will prepare educators and service providers to assess and adapt the physical environment as well as general educational structure for both preschool and school-age students. Topics to be covered include: the primary characteristics of autism as they relate to classroom practices, the elements of "The Culture of Autism" and how to employ the "Cultural Compromise" how to organize the physical space, create and implement individual daily schedules, plan and execute "One to One" teaching, as well as create independent workstations that include visually clear independent work tasks.