TEACCH stands for the Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-Handicapped Children.
It is the term given to describe the various activities undertaken by Division TEACCH, a state-wide community-based programme of services for children and adults in North Carolina.
Special emphasis is placed on helping people with autism and their families live together more effectively by reducing or removing ‘autistic behaviours’.
There is some research evidence to suggest that the TEACCH programme provides some significant benefits to those who follow it.
However we have concerns about the objectivity of some of the research conducted to date. And we also have concerns that the outcomes may depend to a large extent on the skills and experience of individual staff involved in TEACCH.
With this in mind, we believe that larger, systematic and controlled studies should be conducted by independent researchers in order to evaluate the immediate and long term outcomes of the TEACCH programme.
Please see the Advanced version of this page for more information about this intervention, including relevant research studies and details of how we ranked them.
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Last Updated : 26/03/2013 Back to Top