top of page


General overview

TEACCH (translated into French, "Traitement et éducation des enfants autistes ou atteints de troubles de la communication associés") is a structured educational program.


Structured education aims to structure and adapt the environment of people with autism to help them in their daily lives and give them a certain degree of autonomy. This method is managed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the main regional centres are in the United States.


The TEACCH program is particularly applicable in schools and also at home. 

Source: compilation of  YouTube videos ( fair use ) - if you want to remove content contact us at

Main objectives of the method
  • Increase communication and appropriate social behaviour. 

  • Teach the person how to learn by paying attention to the following skills: being attentive, imitating, developing receptive and expressive language, pre-academic skills and personal autonomy.

  • Reduce or even eliminate inappropriate behaviour. 

  • Assist in the development of new skills. 

  • Facilitate inclusion in mainstream settings to access new learning

Specificities of the method

The principle is to arrange the elements that surround the child by structuring the environment as much as possible


  • Structured education: "Having noticed that autistic children had fears, perseverations, rituals (noises, change of position, eating next to the same person...), these changes are reduced to a minimum," explains Vinca Rivière, doctor of psychology.

  • TEACCH is less interested in changing inappropriate behaviour than the ABA method. It is more of an educational and developmental method

  • In schools that offer the TEACCH method, children follow this program all day long.

Who is this method for ?

This method is therefore intended for ASD children, in school or at home. Unlike Denver or ABA, this method is not an early intervention program, so it is also intended for children over 10 years of age.

Scientific references 

According to this study, TEACCH had little effect on cognitive functions of perception, motor skills or language. The gains in children's behaviour and adaptability were greater.


The results of scientific research:

To know more about the topic

Two articles explaining the TEACCH method:


Their website:

Any remarks or comments ?

This work is based on a collaborative approach to sharing research and family experience.

If you have any comments, suggestions for modifications or corrections or clarifications to make, please let us know by email at

bottom of page