Issue #42: Structured Teaching: Strategies for Supporting Students with Autism?

This issue of NASET's Educating Children with Severe Disabilities series will cover the following topic:

Structured Teaching: Strategies for Supporting Students with Autism?

 

By Susan Stokes Autism Consultant

 

Structured teaching is an intervention philosophy developed by the University of North Carolina, Division TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children). Structured teaching is an approach in instructing children with autism. It allows for implementation of a variety of instructional methods (e.g., visual support strategies, Picture Exchange Communication System - PECS, sensory integration strategies, discrete trial, music/rhythm intervention strategies, Greenspan's Floortime, etc.). The following information outlines some important considerations for structured teaching to occur. It is one of many approaches to consider in working with children with autism.

 

 

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