2nd Edition

Accessing the Curriculum for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders Using the TEACCH programme to help inclusion

By Gary Mesibov, Marie Howley, Signe Naftel Copyright 2016
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    This brand new edition of Accessing the Curriculum for Learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorders will provide educators with the principles and practices of Structured Teaching and how to apply these to enable learners to access the curriculum, whatever that curriculum may be.

    This unique resource is intended to be essential reading for schools and settings who are keen to implement Structured Teaching as an approach to including learners on the autism spectrum in teaching and learning. With a wide range of helpful advice and support, this book:

    • demonstrates how to make use of the approach to address diverse needs, overcome barriers to learning and achieve successful differentiation;
    • uses case studies and examples that illustrate how the approach is applicable across Early years, Primary, Secondary and vocational curricula;
    • provides the physical structure, schedules, work systems and visual information necessary to illustrate use of these components to promote curriculum access, with an emphasis on understanding and meaning.

    This new edition is fully updated to include examples of new technologies and is suitable for use in a range of international educational contexts. It also includes a brand new chapter on blending Structured Teaching.

    Preface  1. Overview of the Autism Spectrum  2. Structured Teaching as a foundation for educational programmes  3. Challenges to curriculum access for learners with autism spectrum disorders  4. Physical structure: making sense out of the classroom 5. Visual schedules: what’s going on?  6. Work systems: getting organised  7. Visual information: adding meaning  8. Tying it all together  9. Increasing Curriculum Access by Blending Structured Teaching with other Strategies  Bibliography  Index


    Gary Mesibov is a distinguished psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina and is former director of Division TEACCH. Professor Mesibov continues to lecture, train, teach and mentor worldwide.

    Marie Howley is a senior lecturer in SEN and Inclusion (Autism) in the School of Education at the University of Northampton and has experience as a TEACCH trainer in the UK and North Carolina