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Structured TEACCHing

These sessions are available to parents of children with autism ages 3 through adulthood (and under 3 who are not able to be served by TEACCH for Toddlers Program). They provide an opportunity for parents to learn ways of teaching their child at home and to help deal with behavior problems, self-help and other skills including communication and social skills.

Individualized Parent TEACCHing Sessions are designed to facilitate a collaboration/partnership between TEACCH staff and parents. A key to this collaboration is our underlying philosophy that parents know their child best and that TEACCH can provide information, strategies, and support to address the needs of their child. Individual parent TEACCHing sessions are available to parents of individuals with autism of all ages.

Sessions are time-limited and scheduled once a week. The number of sessions varies depending on the individual’s need. During the sessions, a therapist works directly with the child to model suggested strategies, and then works with the parent to implement these strategies that address the concerns the parent may have.

Who: Any individual with ASD

Where: Raleigh TEACCH Center

When: 8-24 sessions, offered weekly, 50-90 minutes in length

How: Contact your local TEACCH center at 919-445-5793 for more information and to start the intake process.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT is an evidence-based behavioral intervention for children (ages 2.0 – 7.0 years) and their parents/caregivers that focuses on decreasing certain challenging behaviors (e.g., defiance, aggression), increasing child social skills and cooperation, and improving the parent-child attachment relationship. It teaches parents traditional play-therapy skills to promote positive child behavior and traditional behavior management skills to decrease negative child behavior. Parents are taught and practice these skills with their child in a playroom while coached by a therapist. The coaching provides parents with immediate feedback on their use of the new parenting skills, which enables them to apply the skills correctly and master them rapidly. Families remain in treatment until parents have demonstrated mastery of the treatment skills and rate their child’s behavior as within normal limits on a standardized measure of child behavior.

Who: Individual with ASD between the ages of 2-7

Where: Raleigh TEACCH Center

When: Weekly session, 60 minutes in length, duration varies

How: Contact your local TEACCH center at 919-445-5793 for more information and to start the intake process.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavior therapy is designed to address social communication challenges, emotional identification and regulation, and coping and problem solving through psychoeducation and homework.It is an individual session with parent involvement as appropriate.

Who: Individual with ASD ages 7 and older, with a 7-year language level

Where: Raleigh TEACCH Center

When: 45-minutesessions, occur based on need

How: Contact your local TEACCH center at 919-445-5793 for more information and to start the intake process.

Fee for Services – Our clinical services are provided as part of the UNC Health Care system’s UNC Faculty Physicians group. We currently accept the same insurance providers as UNC Health Care. For a complete list please click here.