Teaching with TEACCH: Autism

The best TEACCH post I’ve read…

Special Needs Teaching and Education

One of the main issues I have with labels is the group children with a huge array of skills, interests, talents together and that leads to approaches to their education that try to suggest it will work with anyone who has that label. I have used the TEACCH approach widely but never with the whole group and even if two students use it the way they use it is very different.

I work with children all of whom have a diagnosis of Autism & associated communication difficulties. As a school we aim to support them to manage the frustration that leads to sometimes very challenging behaviour. In this role both the children and myself as the class teacher, are supported by a team of experienced and very capable learning support assistants.

As anyone who has worked with children who have a diagnosis of Autism knows there is no one sizeā€¦

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