TEACCH Autism Program is a research program based at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. It was developed by Drs. Eric Schoppler and Robert Reichler in the 1960’s. It has become a model for other programs around the world.
TEACCH organises a child’s physical and social environment using visual supports so that the child can more easily anticipate and understand elements of their regular daily life to allow the child to respond in appropriate ways. It promotes meaningful engagement in activities, flexibility, independence and self-efficacy needed for lifelong learning.
In 2015, one of Cloverdale ESC’s teachers was awarded a scholarship which was used to fund a 5 day intensive classroom training for elementary to high school at the University of North Carolina. Cloverdale ESC implements TEACCH based strategies as part of the Centre’s approach to curriculum delivery.