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Parent Coach Training

July 12 @ 9:30 am - July 21 @ 11:30 am PDT


During this time of supporting parents and caregivers virtually, coaching is an ideal way to provide services in a family centered manner. Parent coaching is a way of supporting parents and caregivers learn how to effectively support their child. Parent coaching is suitable to be delivered in person, or virtually. Parent coaching strives to enhance caregiver skills during daily routines with their child. A well educated coach walks alongside parents and contextualizes information specific to each unique child, caregiver, and circumstance. A parent coach explores with their learner how to choose strategies and information specific to each unique context. Rather than telling a parent exactly what to do, how often, and when to do it; a parent coach listens, observes, and provides information and support individualized to child, caregiver, and/or family context. Improve your ability to meet parents where they are at by learning what parent coaching is all about!


The summer intensive course will:

  • Provide an overview of parent coaching
  • Review coaching characteristics and technical skills
  • Review key coaching elements
  • Review theories and necessary conditions for change
  • Focus on understanding and refining your professional content and expertise
  • Provide opportunities for direct feedback in your own practice


Target Audience:

This course is ideal for Early Intervention (EI) professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Infant Development Consultants, Supported Child Development Consultants, and related EI professionals. Participants will be encouraged to try to put course content into practice during the 7-week learning experience.



July 12 @ 9:30 am PDT
July 21 @ 11:30 am PDT