Dr. Dathan D. Rush, Co-Author of the Early Childhood Coaching Handbook(s), wrote an article in the American Speech and Hearing Association ASHA Leader Magazine in October 2018: From Couching to Coaching: How do we get families engaged in early intervention? It starts with us communicating their enormous influence on their children’s development.
In the article he discusses 5 ‘Involvement Strategies” to engage families. He states, coaching involves:
- Observing the parent and child engaged in the typical routine or activity and, if necessary, giving the parent an opportunity to learn from observing the practitioner model a new strategy with the child.
- Giving the parent opportunities to practice new strategies with the child as part of the activity.
- Prompting the parent’s reflection on what is or isn’t working (and why), and generating new ideas.
- Providing feedback by sharing ideas and information.
- Joint planning with the parent on their work between visits to foster child learning and prepare for the next visit.
To have a look at the article, follow this link or google ASHA Leader From Couching to Coaching