Teaching Methodologies

The TEACCH Approach

TEACCH® Autism Program, founded by Dr. Eric Schopler in 1972,  is a model for other programs around  the world. TEACCH Autism Program provides clinical services such as initial referral and consultation, diagnostic evaluations, family consultation sessions and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups, individual counseling for higher-functioning clients, and supported employment. In addition, TEACCH Autism Program conducts training nationally and internationally and provides consultation for teachers, residential care providers, and other professionals from a variety of disciplines.

ABA Therapy - Center for Autism

Behavior Analysis is the scientific study of behavior. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance. Many decades of research have validated treatments based on ABA.

Koegel Autism PRT

PRT® is one of the few intervention methods for autism that is both comprehensive (as listed by the National Research Council; of the National Academy of Sciences) and empirically supported. It is recognized by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and the National Standards Project.

The SCERTS Model

The SCERTS© Model (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support) was developed out of 25 years of research and clinical/educational practice by Dr. Barry Prizant, Dr. Amy Wetherby, Ms. Emily Rubin, and Ms. Amy Laurent, a multidisciplinary team of professionals trained in Communication Disorders, Special Education, Occupational Therapy, and Developmental and Behavioral 

Psychology. Each team member brought his or her area of expertise to create this educational approach for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. SCERTS© is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to enhancing communication and socioemotional abilities, and for supporting families.

The Gervirtz School - UC Santa Barbara

CalTeach is a University of California system-wide program to recruit, prepare, and support exceptional K-12 teachers in science and mathematics. The initiative began in response to both state and national concerns about the critical shortage of highly qualified elementary and secondary teachers

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