Mastering the Coaching Model for the EI Clinician

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Presenters: Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP and Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP
In this episode Michelle is joined once again by her partner in nerdy SLP Adventures Erin Forward, MSP CF-SLP.  Have you been scratching your head trying to figure out this whole “Coaching Model” for EI?  Well scratch no more! The Lovely Ladies of First Bite are going to provide the framework and guidance that explains why and how to use the “Coaching Model”, then take it another step further and address how to implement it for the medically fragile child on your caseload.  Worry not, they will then offer functional advice on how to implement the “Coaching Model” with individual caregivers in the patient’s life, everyone from the Marvelous Momma to the Regal RN!  Hope you enjoy the coaching on how to be a better coach! 

By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  1. What the “Coaching” model of EI is and offer 3 documents to guide its’ implementation.
  2. Two strategies for implementing coaching for the medically complex patient.
  3. Three considerations for providing “Coaching” to individuals who serve/act in different roles in the patient’s life: parent, foster parent, nurse, daycare worker, etc.
About Erin: Erin Forward, MS CF-SLP, is a recent graduate from University of South Carolina, with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. She completed her undergraduate degree in both Psychology and Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. Her passions in the field of speech pathology lie with pediatric dysphagia, feeding, and AAC, specifically in patients with developmental disabilities. This interest came from her time working at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and through her feeding experiences in practicums in a variety of settings including: early-intervention, outpatient clinics, and inpatient acute care at a children’s hospital. Working with Michelle Dawson during the summer of 2017 fueled her desire to dig deeper into pediatric dysphagia specifically and to advocate for the needs of those patients who are affected by it.

About Michelle: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-10: Introductions and Backgrounds

10-20: Discuss documents/best practices behind “Coaching Model” in Early Intervention.

20-30: Discuss unique considerations when applying the “Coaching Model” to a child that is medically fragile/complex.  

30-45: Discuss considerations when applying the “Coaching Model” for different individuals and the unique role they play in the patient’s life.  

45-1:00: Questions and Answers

Course Content Disclosure:
This presentation will focus exclusively on “Coaching Model” and will not include information on other similar or related “Coaching Model.”

Disclosure Statement for Erin Forward:

Financial: Erin Forward is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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