Nicola Crossley

Professional Development for School-Based Practice

15th June 2015:


The primary aim of the TEACCH programme is to help 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.

Principles of structured use of TEACCH

  • Understanding the culture of autism.
  • Developing an individualised person- and family-centred plan for each client or student, rather than using a standard curriculum.
  • Structuring the physical environment.
  • Using visual supports to make the sequence of daily activities predictable and understandable.
  • Using visual supports to make individual tasks understandable.



National Professional Qualification for Headship