ERIC Number: EJ758344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Brief Report: Application of the TEACCH Program on Chinese Pre-School Children with Autism--Does Culture Make a Difference?
Tsang, Sandra K. M.; Shek, Daniel T. l.; Lam, Lorinda L.; Tang, Florence L. Y.; Cheung, Penita M. P.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v37 n2 p390-396 Feb 2007
A longitudinal study was conducted on 34 children with autism to evaluate the usefulness of the Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) program for Chinese pre-school children in Hong Kong. Eighteen children received full-time center-based TEACCH program training. The control group included 16 children who received different types of individualized or group training but not TEACCH program training. Instruments validated in Hong Kong were used to assess the children's cognitive, social adaptive functioning and developmental abilities before and during the training at 6-month intervals for 12 months. Children in the experimental group showed better outcomes at posttest. They also showed progress in different developmental domains over time. The study provided initial support for the effectiveness of using the TEACCH program with Chinese children.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Longitudinal Studies, Children, Program Effectiveness, Communication Disorders, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Preschool Children, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Social Development, Social Behavior, Student Adjustment, Developmental Disabilities, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong