Category Archives: Autism, Supports and Therapies

Autism, Supports and Therapies – What is Rapid Prompting Method? (RPM)

What is Rapid Prompting Method?

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Rapid Prompting Method is within the same area as Facilitated Communication, but arguably different enough to require a separate explanation.

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Autism, Supports and Therapies – What is Facilitated Communication (FC)?

What is Facilitated Communication?

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Next to ABA, Facilitated Communication (FC) is possibly one of the most controversial interventions or approaches ever used with autistic or non-verbal individuals. It’s use was widespread, with many schools and residential centres adopting the use of it and insisting that it worked. Documentaries were made about it and conventions were packed out by parents and carers who shared their stories of their child/family member/service user who displayed mental capabilities that no-one had ever thought were possible. Then when researchers began to look into it, it started to come apart.

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Autism, Supports and Therapies – What is Intensive Interaction

What is Intensive Interaction?

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Intensive Interaction is an approach used to create a friendly, enjoyable, and nonthreatening communication environment for individuals who are at early stages of communication development.

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Autism, Supports and Therapies – What is TEACCH?

What is TEACCH?

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TEACCH is as acronym standing for Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-Handicapped Children. It’s not exactly the catchiest of names so it’s no wonder that everyone just says TEACCH. It would appear that the TEACCH website is also trying to move towards a new meaning for the acronym with their TEACCH core values of:

  • Teaching
  • Expanding
  • Appreciating
  • Collaborating and Cooperating
  • Holistic

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