The acronym “SCERTS” refers to the focus on:

“SC” – Social Communication – the development of spontaneous, functional communication, emotional expression, and secure and trusting relationships with children and adults;

“ER” – Emotional Regulation – the development of the ability to maintain a well-regulated emotional state to cope with everyday stress, and to be most available for learning and interacting;

“TS” – Transactional Support – the development and implementation of supports to help partners respond to the child’s needs and interests, modify and adapt the environment, and provide tools to enhance learning (e.g., picture communication, written schedules, and sensory supports). Specific plans are also developed to provide educational and emotional support to families, and to foster teamwork among professionals.

Read more about SCERTS and what this means for us at Abbot’s Lea School here: SCERTS Info Booklet

The SCERTS® Model

Frequently Asked Questions

Please keep a look out for upcoming workshops at school. We cover a wide range of topics related to Autism and SCERTS.

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