iote cate ceva si despre terapia care se numeste TEACHH...in principiu este o terapie ok si care foloseste mult fiecare inclinatie nativa a copilului ; ramane din pacate o terapie mai mult paleativa in care se incearca invatarea copilului a unor granite si proceduri la care sa fie atent si de asemenea modifica mediul copilului astfel incat lumea lui imediat inconjuratoare sa fie mai sigura ....problema cea mai grava este atunci cand copilul iese afara din lumea lui (sau cand incearca sa o faca ) si se izbeste de cu totul alte lucruri decat a invatat si automat se simte pierdut , pur si simplu lucrurile sunt altfel decat in lumea pe care a invatat-o .....va amintiti filmul Rain Man cu Dustin Hoffman ?...personajul din film fusese supus la terapia TEACHH intr-un loc sigur (un sanatoriu ) si invatase niste lucruri asa cum erau acolo ; atunci cand a iesit afara lucrurile erau total schimbate si pe el il debusola inclusiv faptul ca periuta de dinti si pasta nu mai erau in ordinea pe care o stia el si nu mai aveau aceasi culoare , etc.....parerea mea ca este foarte buna in conditiile in care fie persoana autista are o varsta inaintata (sa zicem peste 12-13 ani ) si este verbala fie atunci cand persoana este afectata si de alte afectiuni (auditive , verbale , motrice , s.a.m.d. ) sau pentru inceputul unei terapii ca copilul (orice varsta ar avea) ca acestea sa achizitioneze niste deprinderi ...
Division TEACCH started in 1966 as part of the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina in the USA It began as a Child Research Project to provide services to
children with autism and their families. In 1972 the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation which enabled Division TEACCH to become the first comprehensive statewide community-based programme of services for children and adults with autism and other similar developmental disorders
Today TEACCH provides a wide range of services to a broad spectrum of toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and their families including diagnosis and assessment, individualized treatment programmes, special education, social skills training, vocational training, school consultations, parent training and counselling and the facilitation of parent group activities.
TEACCH also maintains an active research programme and provides multidisciplinary training for professionals dealing with children/adolescents/adults with autism and their families. The primary aim of the TEACCH programme is to help to prepare people with autism to live or work more effectively at
home, at school and in the community. Special emphasis is placed on helping people with autism and their families live together more effectively by reducing or removing ‘autistic behaviours’.
The TEACCH Concept
The principles and concepts guiding the TEACCH system have been summarised as:
• Improved adaptation: through the two strategies of improving skills by means of education and of modifying the environment to accommodate deficits.
• Parent collaboration: parents work with professionals as co-therapists for their children so
that techniques can be continued at home.
• Assessment for individualised treatment: unique educational programmes are designed for all
individuals on the basis of regular assessments of abilities.
Treatment and Education of Autistic
and Related Communication
• Structured teaching: it has been found that children with autism benefit more from a structured
educational environment than from free approaches.
• Skill enhancement: assessment identifies “emerging” skills and work then focuses upon
these. (This approach is also applied to staff and parent training. )
• Cognitive and behaviour therapy: educational procedures are guided by theories of cognition and
behaviour suggesting that difficult behaviour may result from underlying problems in perception and
• Generalist training: professionals in the TEACCH system are trained as generalists who understand the
whole child, and do not specialise as psychologists, speech therapists etc.
Publications and Videos
Division TEACCH has regularly produced research papers and publications since its inception. Over two hundred books and articles have now been written and a complete listing of these items is available from TEACCH. A range of video tapes is also available from: The Health Sciences Consortium, 201 Silver
Cedar Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA. Tel: +1 919 942 8731.
An overview of the TEACCH philosophy can be found in:
Helping autistic children through their parents: the TEACCH
model. In: E. Schopler and G. Mesibov, eds. The effects of
autism on the family. New York: Plenum, 1984. 030641533X.
in the UK
There is no equivalent to the complete TEACCH service in the UK, although several schools have incorporated elements of TEACCH into their curricula. Other schools have participated
in teacher exchange programmes with staff at TEACCH.
TEACCH provides a wide variety of opportunities for training including individual programmes in the six regional TEACCH centres and classrooms, one-day workshops, and longer teacher training sessions. Each year TEACCH sponsors a conference in North Carolina devoted to a specialised aspect of autism and each conference then serves as the basis for a volume in the Plenum Press series “Current Issues in Autism”.
TEACCH staff also run seminars and training programmes throughout the USA and occasionally in the UK. Details of these courses can be obtained direct from TEACCH. For current pre-course information you can contact:
The Training Services Department of The National Autistic
Society, Castle Heights, 4th Floor, 72 Maid Marian Way,
Nottingham, NG1 6BJ, UK; tel: + 44 (0)115 911 3363;
fax: + 44 (0)115 911 3362.
....si ceea ce ma mai omoara la aceasta terapie , cel putin in prezentari ,este acela ca nu exista nici un studiu stiintific ci doar lucrari pentru care trebuie sa platesti ....hm