Coaching and Teletherapy
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Coaching is an effective intervention in the delivery of services according to several research studies: Kientz & Dunn (2012), Graham, Rodger & Ziviani, (2013) & Foster, Dunn & Lawson (2013). Coaching is even required in IDEA, part C in early intervention.
The purpose of coaching is to increase knowledge and practices, develop new skills and strategies to work towards a goal. There are so many benefits to coaching. Coaching builds parent/caregiver capacity and increases competency in implementing strategies to reach outcomes. Coaching is an effective intervention that helps to bridge the gap of evidenced-based research to evidence-based practice.
Coaching can support parents/caregivers of children with autism, and children with developmental disabilities.
Coaching can also support educators in creating a plan of action in helping their students attain their goals.
The coaching process involves five characteristics (Rush & Sheldon’s model for coaching).
Teletherapy is an online therapy that is delivered via a computer. Occupational therapy services are delivered using telehealth technologies in real-time or near-time situations absent of physical contact (AOTA, 2014).
There are many benefits to teletherapy such as convenience, reduced travel requirements, greater flexibility, a safe environment and no wait time. Teletherapy falls under the umbrella term of Telehealth.
Coaching and all services are available remotely via teletherapy. All you need is a computer or a tablet.