Hi – Susan here from Chesham, Bucks – mum of a gorgeous 17 year old called Ian with asd, severe learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. He is currently attending Rowden House School in Herefordshire – 52 week provision.
I also, for my sins, teach 14 to 19 year olds with sld and asd in a day school in Chesham, Bucks. We use TEACCH and find it works extremely well particularly in helping to establish behaviour patterns in the younger students. I am currently working on where we want our older students to be when they leave school at 19 and what are we preparing them for. I am going to the TEACCH course on Friday at Sunfield – topic – Structured Teaching in the Real World and hope to meet others with the same agenda.
Hi Susan ,Im Deb i have a daughter 13 with asd ,severe learning difficulties and challenging behaviour,she is aslo non verbal she is currently attending the local special school ,but they arent coping very well with her im on the look out for a new school for her ,but would like a day school not boarding you know being my little girl and all [:)] does teacch still work with kids that are non verbal ??
Glad to have you on board
Hi Susan, We’ve just returned from Sunfield, where our son is a student. 19+ provision (is there any????????)is a massive worry for all parents and a primary focus for Autism Independent. When we were speaking to staff at Sunfield they were concerned at what their students were moving on to when they left. Hope you enjoy the course. Dave.