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Friday, April 6, 2018

Structured Teaching Strategies: A Series

This series of four articles can be used as a set or separately depending on the needs of the staff/students.  Each article will review the rationale for the use of structured teaching, as well as a brief description of the TEACCH® model.

Article 1:  Physical Structure in the School Setting

This article describes the physical structure component of the Structured Teaching pyramid.  Physical structure is the foundation of structured teaching and is helpful in ensuring that learning is occurring in the classroom.

Article 2:  Visual Schedules in the School Setting

This article describes the schedule component of the Structured Teaching pyramid.  A visual schedule communicates the sequence of upcoming activities or events through the use of objects, photographs, icons, words, or a combination of tangible supports.

Article 3:  Work Systems in the School Setting

This article describes the work systems component of the Structured Teaching pyramid.  A work system is an organizational system that gives a student with ASD information about what is expected when he/she arrives at a classroom location

Article 4:  Visual Structure in the School Setting

This article describes the visual structure component of the Structured Teaching pyramid.  Visual structure adds a physical or visual component to tasks to assist students in understanding HOW an activity should be completed.