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    Review-Comparative Efficacy of LEAP, TEACCH and Non-Model-Specific Special Education Programs for Preschoolerswith Autism Spectrum DisordersBrian A. Boyd • Kara Hume • Matthew T. McBee •Michael Alessandri • Anibal Gutierrez •LeAnne Johnson • Laurie Sperry • Samuel L. Odom Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

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    Note: SFTAH transferred this from old data base when site was updated, thus date and name lost, all dates 2006 & 2007 changed during changeover to odd dates.Hi,Following on from a question in the New Members Forum about whether you can use TEACCH with non-verbal children. I hope you don't mind me butting in.I work for the Autism Family Support Team introducing TEACCH based structure into the home and the majority of children we work with have no decernable language or very little.Often children with ASD who have language temporarily loose the ability to communicate effectively with it when they are anxious or distressed.I just wanted to say that TEACCH works really well with non-verbal children on the Spectrum.The images used make expectations clear, give meaningful information and helps to eliminate the confusion that can be cause by the overuse of language when a child is struggling.I have never found that it stifles language rather it promotes it as it lowers anxiety levels and therfore raises ability levels.Other visual based aids - choose boards etc. can actually give a child a voice enabling them to make their wants known and understood.Don't know if this helps

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