School-Based Interventions and Autism

The term school-based educational intervention means any intervention which is aimed at children (between the ages of 5 and 18) and which is mainly delivered in an educational setting (such as a school).

In practice, some interventions that are delivered in school may also be delivered outside of school, especially where the parents of the child have been taught how to deliver the intervention at home.

Some school-based interventions, such as TEACCH, may also be delivered to pre-school children and to adults on the autism spectrum.

There is a huge overlap between school-based interventions and other types of intervention, especially Behavioural and Developmental Interventions, and most school-based interventions use one or more behavioural or developmental techniques.

Some specific school-based programmes include

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14 Jun 2018