We moved to SW Virginia from the Northeast . In this area of the state, the public school educational system uses TEACCH as the basis of their curriculum with structured teaching to work with"the culture of autism".
We have been leery about this system and had stuck with ABA and DIR privately funded by us because in our son's prior preschool that has been working well as we went from non verbal limited interactions (graded moderate on the new proposed dsm scale) to verbal with… read more
There doesn't seem to be a lot of hard, empirical evidence regarding the efficacy of the TEACCH method.
These links have more information:
Unlike ABA (which targets behaviors), TEACCH focuses on accommodating the individual with ASD.
Have you figured out your problem? I am both a parent and a teacher to autism. I was against TEACCG until I attended the week long training. And though I think a pure TEACCH approach is lacking especially in communication, it really is a great approach if done correctly. I have seen it done well and seen it done poorly, just like good and bad discrete trial (ABA). And it comes down to the teacher and the district support. if you are still undecided feel free to message me.
ABA practitioners often use TEACCH. I attended a parent training program in preparation for intensive intervention and they included TEACCH in their coursework. That being said, to single out and focus energy on TEACCH is a great idea I think for those who are comfortable with hand over hand and physical guidance. In our case we found ways to get around that, but semi-structured. I just googled it because I couldnt remember how it differentiated from the rest... its confusing when you just gotta use what works for everything. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treatment_and_Educ...