The Praxis fur Ergotherapie Elisabeth Brechtel informed autism is a developmental disorder characterized by congenital and incurable perception and information processing disorders in the brain. Although the disorder is not completely curable, but there are occupational therapy treatment options, with which she can be alleviated and ensure better quality of life. The TEACCH method aims at a highest possible autonomy of the child, as well as the development of existing skills. The practice of occupational therapy from Cologne explains what objectives this occupational therapy treatment. TEACCH TEACCH stands for treatment and education of autistic and related communication”handicapped children. Teacch program aims to maximize the quality of life of people with autism, by functional behaviors are learned, so that the child can be independent. Structure supports outbound orientation of the peculiarities in the way, how people with autism process stimuli from the environment, are diverse Forms of the structure used to facilitate learning and understanding.
The TEACCH method is implemented an individual Visual structuring of the (learning) environment on different levels. So there is the spatial structuring. For example, carpets can highlight certain areas. The structure of time is identified by means of ring and other signals. A clear structuring gives orientation and safety the autistic child and helps him to identify relationships between work items and processes. The child should be the approach according to know where are things required for the execution of a task, what must it do so, what happens then and which helps it also has available.
Communication as a goal a goal that can keep track of occupational therapy in this area, is to promote communication. Because even if an autistic linguistically not can express themselves, that does not mean that it can find no ways for social interaction and communication.