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The use of a coaching model, grounded in the adult learning theory, can create a positive parent-professional relationship in an early intervention setting. The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook (Rush and Sheldon, 2019) states “coaching is an adult learning strategy in which the coach promotes the learner’s ability to reflect on his or her actions as a means to determine the effectiveness of an action or practice and develop a plan for refinement and use of the action in immediate and future situations” (p.8). Literature reviews and parent/caregiver and professional perspectives who engage in coaching relationships were pulled from the extant literature to inform this poster. Early career professionals and seasoned professionals are reminded of the importance and process of creating a solid parent-professional partnership to reach families desired outcomes through early intervention.
Coaching model, Caregiver coaching, Adult Learning Theory, Positive parent-professional relationship, Early intervention, EI, Child development
Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology
College of Education and Allied Health
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
Master of Science (MS)
Fontbonne University Archives
St. Louis, MO
Lee, Camryn, "Creating a Positive Parent-Professional Relationship in an Early-Intervention Setting" (2023). 2023 SLP Posters. 30.
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