SCERTS is an overarching approach to autism education created by a multidisciplinary team of experts. The letters in the name stand for Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support—the critical elements of the SCERTS program. It is also appropriate to use with other students not on the spectrum.
SCERTS is not a therapeutic technique; rather, it is a model for engaging children which, when properly applied, "provides specific guidelines for helping a child become a competent and confident social communicator while preventing problem behaviours that interfere with learning and the development of relationships."
Staff have had training in SCERTS and are starting to baseline students and use targets to focus on small steps in progression towards the Outcomes in their EHCP.