Sunfield is one of very few UK special schools to host TEACCH training in liaison with the renowned University of North Carolina, USA. Sunfield offers two courses: a 2 day Introduction to Structured Teaching and a full 5 day TEACCH programme.
An Introduction to Structured Teaching (2 days)
This course looks at the key elements of a structured teaching approach (a method developed by the TEACCH Programme), from principles to practical implementation. Examples are drawn from both classroom and home-based applications.
The course aims to develop your awareness of the impact of ASD on people’s learning, and to provide practical advice on using a structured teaching approach. It also provides the basic knowledge required to develop individualised structured teaching programmes.
This is a course for professionals working with people with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder). The course is both theoretical and practical enabling participants to work in small groups with autistic individuals (fully supported by trainers) enabling theory to be put into practice.
Full TEACCH Programme (5 days)
This course is very intensive and, alongside lectures, is taught in a very hands-on way within a structured environment. At the end of the 5 day course, each delegate has a very comprehensive file to take away and a good understanding of autism and the triad of impairment. This sound knowledge will enable them to set up and put in place individual structures. They will receive a certificate accredited by the University of North Carolina and contacts in case further support is needed in their workplace.
The course is accredited by the University of North Carolina, USA
Sunfield hosts a 5 day TEACCH Programme annually, usually in the Autumn Term. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please get in touch and you will be notified once the dates have been confirmed by the US Trainers.
Sunfield is also registered with City and Guilds as a Diploma in Care (QCF) Centre, offering ‘Working with Students’ at Level III as well as the Assessors Award.