Brief Report: Application of the TEACCH Program on Chinese Pre-School Children with Autism––Does Culture Make a Difference?
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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.
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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume 37, Issue 2 , pp 390-396
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- 1. Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
- 2. Department of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
- 3. Heep Hong Society, Hong Kong, China