WHAT IS THE TEACHING METHOD AND HOW DO YOU PUT IT INTO PRACTICE?

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Many questions are asked about the Teacch Method. What is the Teacch method? How does it work? What is the Teacch method good for and how can you use it properly? All kinds of questions that we receive more and more often, on this page we want to provide more insight into this form of development and how it can help you in your daily interactions with clients. 

What is the Teacch method?

The TEACCH method (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children) is a treatment method for children and adults with autism. The method was developed in the United States by Dr. Eric Schopler and his team at the University of North Carolina.

Focus on strength instead of limitation

The TEACCH method focuses on utilizing the strengths and talents of people with autism, instead of only focusing on their limitations. The method uses a structure that matches the way people with autism think and learn.

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Teacch focuses on developing independence

The TEACCH method is aimed at developing independence and increasing participation in daily life. The method uses individually adapted programs that are tailored to the needs and interests of the person with autism . These programs or tasks/work focus on structure and must be able to be completed without distraction for the client. 

The TEACCH method is used all over the world to help people with autism relax, learn, communicate and function in their daily lives. It is a valued and effective treatment method for people with autism. We often practice with structured, clear works, with a clear beginning and an end

Key areas of development in the Teacch Method

The TEACCH method focuses on developing different skills and increasing the independence of people with autism. Below are some examples of development areas that are important in the TEACCH method:

Communication:

TEACCH uses visual aids to present information and facilitate learning. This can be done, for example, by means of photos, drawings and symbols .

Read and write:

The TEACCH method uses visual aids to teach reading and writing. This can be done, for example, through short words, letter sequences, drawings and symbols.

 Self-care:

The TEACCH method focuses on developing skills necessary for self-care, such as dressing, eating, washing and hygiene.

 Work and daytime activities:

The TEACCH focuses on developing skills necessary for work and daytime activities, such as following routines and working with others. Learning to deal with tasks or carrying out structured work is a method for this.

Life Skills:

The TEACCH method also focuses on developing skills necessary for everyday life, such as organizing things and planning activities.

Table of contents

Table of contents

Many questions are asked about the Teacch Method. What is the Teacch method? How does it work? What is the Teacch method good for and how can you use it properly? All kinds of questions that we receive more and more often, on this page we want to provide more insight into this form of development and how it can help you in your daily interactions with clients. 

What is the Teacch method?

The TEACCH method (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children) is a treatment method for children and adults with autism. The method was developed in the United States by Dr. Eric Schopler and his team at the University of North Carolina.

Focus on strength instead of limitation

The TEACCH method focuses on utilizing the strengths and talents of people with autism, instead of only focusing on their limitations. The method uses a structure that matches the way people with autism think and learn.

stapeltaken_klant.png

Teacch focuses on developing independence

The TEACCH method is aimed at developing independence and increasing participation in daily life. The method uses individually adapted programs that are tailored to the needs and interests of the person with autism . These programs or tasks/work focus on structure and must be able to be completed without distraction for the client. 

The TEACCH method is used all over the world to help people with autism relax, learn, communicate and function in their daily lives. It is a valued and effective treatment method for people with autism. We often practice with structured, clear works, with a clear beginning and an end

Key areas of development in the Teacch Method

The TEACCH method focuses on developing different skills and increasing the independence of people with autism. Below are some examples of development areas that are important in the TEACCH method:

Communication:

TEACCH uses visual aids to present information and facilitate learning. This can be done, for example, by means of photos, drawings and symbols .

Read and write:

The TEACCH method uses visual aids to teach reading and writing. This can be done, for example, through short words, letter sequences, drawings and symbols.

 Self-care:

The TEACCH method focuses on developing skills necessary for self-care, such as dressing, eating, washing and hygiene.

 Work and daytime activities:

The TEACCH focuses on developing skills necessary for work and daytime activities, such as following routines and working with others. Learning to deal with tasks or carrying out structured work is a method for this.

Life Skills:

The TEACCH method also focuses on developing skills necessary for everyday life, such as organizing things and planning activities.

How do you stimulate these development areas within the Teacch method?

There are several ways in which the development areas I mentioned above can be stimulated within the TEACCH method:

 

1. Communication:

Visual aids, such as photographs, drawings and symbols, can be used to present information and facilitate learning. It is also important to work on increasing the speech skills of the person with autism. This can be done, for example, by using gestures, photos or symbols to clarify words.

2. Reading and writing:

Using visual aids, such as photographs, drawings and symbols, can help with learning to read and write. It is also important to work on these skills in a structured way, for example through exercises and assignments that are tailored to the level of the person with autism. This plays an important part in this method. 

3. Self-care:

It is important to give the person with autism the opportunity to independently practice self-care skills, such as dressing, eating, washing and hygiene. It is also helpful to use visual aids to provide step-by-step instructions for these skills.

4. Social-emotional skills: 

It is important to give the person with autism the opportunity to practice social interactions and learn to manage emotions. This can be done, for example, through role-playing, social skills training and discussing emotions.

5. Work and daytime activities:

It is important to give the person with autism the opportunity to practice work and day-to-day skills, such as following routines and working with others. This can be done, for example, through guided work experiences and the use of visual aids to clarify tasks and expectations.

How do you stimulate these development areas within the Teacch method?

There are several ways in which the development areas I mentioned above can be stimulated within the TEACCH method:

1. Communication:

Visual aids, such as photographs, drawings and symbols, can be used to present information and facilitate learning. It is also important to work on increasing the speech skills of the person with autism. This can be done, for example, by using gestures, photos or symbols to clarify words.

2. Reading and writing:

Using visual aids, such as photographs, drawings and symbols, can help with learning to read and write. It is also important to work on these skills in a structured way, for example through exercises and assignments that are tailored to the level of the person with autism. This plays an important part in this method.

3. Self-care:

It is important to give the person with autism the opportunity to independently practice self-care skills, such as dressing, eating, washing and hygiene. It is also helpful to use visual aids to provide step-by-step instructions for these skills.

4. Social-emotional skills: 

It is important to give the person with autism the opportunity to practice social interactions and learn to manage emotions. This can be done, for example, through role-playing, social skills training and discussing emotions.

5. Work and daytime activities:

It is important to give the person with autism the opportunity to practice work and day-to-day skills, such as following routines and working with others. This can be done, for example, through guided work experiences and the use of visual aids to clarify tasks and expectations.

What added value does the Teacch method have for Autism?

There are different types of programs available within the TEACCH method, depending on the child’s needs. Some programs focus on improving social skills, while other programs focus on improving academic skills. In some cases, the TEACCH method can be used in combination with other treatments and teaching methods.

In conclusion, the TEACCH method is an effective way to help children with autism learn and communicate and organize daily activities. By using visual aids and creating a structured environment. Creating a structured working environment where the client can develop his areas of development or practice work can be done very well with Task Boxes. 

The use of Task Boxes

Task boxes are an excellent tool. These have a clear beginning and an end and bring structure to daily activities. A good example is the story of occupational therapist Anneke van Lier. In this article she explains how she uses task boxes. 

It is important to remember that the TEACCH method can complement other treatments and teaching methods, and is not intended as a single program to use for all children with autism. It is therefore important to have a team of professionals, including doctors, therapists and teachers, to best help the child.

The success of the TEACCH method also depends on the efforts of parents and caregivers. It is important that parents and caregivers remain involved in the treatment process and work with the treatment team to develop the best program for the child. Repeating activities and methods can stimulate this. One-box tasks can also be purchased privately. View the webshop for available task boxes. If you need help, which task box is suitable for a specific learning area? We would like to get in touch with you to advise you on this or to put you in touch with one of our experts. 

What are task boxes?

Task boxes can help to stimulate certain areas of development through targeted assignments and activities specifically aimed at improving skills in those areas. Task boxes have a clear beginning and end and stimulate the development of a specific area in a fun and playful way. Anneke van Lier, uses task boxes during her daily work as an occupational therapist. On this page she tells more about the use of task boxes for clients with autism .

Types of Task Boxes.

For example, a task box aimed at improving social skills might include assignments such as learning how to communicate with others, resolving conflict in a constructive way, and making friends. By completing these assignments, a person would become aware of and improve his or her social skills. An example of this is the “duo marble task” where the aim is to work together and take turns checking in on a marble.

View the duo marble task here

Finally, task boxes can also help to provide structure to the learning process and ensure that adequate attention is paid to all key areas of development. By completing assignments in a structured environment, an individual can learn to concentrate and focus on specific goals, which can lead to further development in all areas.

Motivation tasks

In addition, task boxes can also help to maintain and increase motivation for learning and development in a particular area. By completing assignments and making progress, an individual can experience a sense of achievement and pride, which can lead to further motivation to continue learning and developing. It is therefore advisable to have several branch boxes completed with different methods. With a reward task as the end goal. This reward task is where the fun task for which someone wants to complete the work tasks such as the Marble Track and/or the Water Task .

Examples of task boxes that can be used with the Teacch Method

Sensory bottles

Calming jars or  sensory bottles  are also excellent rewards. They are often (small) hard plastic bottles filled with substance, water, glitter and other small objects. Sensory bottles help people calm down and focus.

They are often used in classrooms or daytime activities to help children regulate their emotions and relax, and are also often used by adults to reduce stress and relax. They can be compared to the snow globe that we know from the past.

The glitter and other objects in the bottle move around when it is shaken. The swirling elements help to focus attention and calm the thoughts. It’s always a treat to shake the bottle and watch the glitter and objects move.

Examples of sensory bottles 

What added value does the Teacch method have for Autism?

There are different types of programs available within the TEACCH method, depending on the child’s needs. Some programs focus on improving social skills, while other programs focus on improving academic skills. In some cases, the TEACCH method can be used in combination with other treatments and teaching methods.

In conclusion, the TEACCH method is an effective way to help children with autism learn and communicate and organize daily activities. By using visual aids and creating a structured environment. Creating a structured working environment where the client can develop his areas of development or practice work can be done very well with Task Boxes. 

The use of Task Boxes

Task boxes  are an excellent tool. These have a clear beginning and an end and bring structure to the daily work. A good example is the story of occupational therapist Anneke van Lier. In this article she explains how she uses task boxes. 

It is important to remember that the TEACCH method can complement other treatments and teaching methods, and is not intended as a single program to use for all children with autism. It is therefore important to have a team of professionals, including doctors, therapists and teachers, to best help the child.

The success of the TEACCH method also depends on the efforts of parents and caregivers. It is important that parents and caregivers remain involved in the treatment process and work with the treatment team to develop the best program for the child. Repeating activities and methods can stimulate this. One-box tasks can also be purchased privately. View the webshop for available task boxes. If you need help, which task box is suitable for a specific learning area? We would like to get in touch with you to advise you on this or to put you in touch with one of our experts. 

What are task boxes?

Task boxes can help to stimulate certain areas of development through targeted assignments and activities specifically aimed at improving skills in those areas. Task boxes have a clear beginning and end and stimulate the development of a specific area in a fun and playful way. Anneke van Lier, uses task boxes during her daily work as an occupational therapist. On this page she tells more about the use of task boxes for clients with autism .

Types of Task Boxes.

For example, a task box aimed at improving social skills might include assignments such as learning how to communicate with others, resolving conflict in a constructive way, and making friends. By completing these assignments, a person would become aware of and improve his or her social skills. An example of this is the “duo marble task” where the aim is to work together and take turns checking in on a marble.

View the duo marble task here

Finally, task boxes can also help to provide structure to the learning process and ensure that adequate attention is paid to all key areas of development. By completing assignments in a structured environment, an individual can learn to concentrate and focus on specific goals, which can lead to further development in all areas.

Motivation tasks

In addition, task boxes can also help to maintain and increase motivation for learning and development in a particular area. By completing assignments and making progress, an individual can experience a sense of achievement and pride, which can lead to further motivation to continue learning and developing. It is therefore advisable to have several branch boxes completed with different methods. With a reward task as the end goal. This reward task is where the fun task for which someone wants to complete the work tasks such as the Marble Track and/or the Water Task .

Examples of task boxes that can be used with the Teacch Method

Sensory bottles

Calming jars or  sensory bottles  are also excellent rewards. They are often (small) hard plastic bottles filled with substance, water, glitter and other small objects. Sensory bottles help people calm down and focus.

They are often used in classrooms or daytime activities to help children regulate their emotions and relax, and are also often used by adults to reduce stress and relax. They can be compared to the snow globe that we know from the past.

The glitter and other objects in the bottle move around when it is shaken. The swirling elements help to focus attention and calm the thoughts. It’s always a treat to shake the bottle and watch the glitter and objects move.

Examples of sensory bottles 

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