September 18, 2020 - 9:00 am

WEBINAR – Put Me In, Coach! The Art & Science of Guiding Caregivers in Pediatric Therapy Intervention

*This event if for THERAPY 2000/Green Apple Therapy employees only*

Audience: ST / OT / PT

CEU Hours: 2 Hours (pending TPTA; TOTA & TSHA approved)

Time: 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Location: Online / Webinar


  • THERAPY 2000 / GA Therapists: FREE

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Speakers: Jennifer Lawson, OTR, MS


Rush (2003) defines coaching as “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”. Coaching comes in a variety of forms, depending on the setting where it is used. A few examples include Motivational Interviewing (Miller, 1983), he Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) Approach (Polatajko & Mandich, 2004), Guided Discovery (Henshaw, 2011), Primary Coaching (Rush & Shelden, 2011), and Occupational Performance Coaching (Graham & Rodger, 2010). This training will describe the principles of coaching, the evidence supporting the practice in multiple settings, as well as the importance of child/family routines within this methodology. Particular attention will be placed on practical strategies for utilizing coaching with caregivers of children receiving therapy intervention, including how it can be used effectively in the teletherapy environment. Considerations for documentation will also be addressed.


Following this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide a working definition of ‘coaching’ and identify at least 2 types/methods described in the literature.
  2. Briefly describe what is known about the effectiveness of coaching from the literature.
  3. Identify at least 3 ways that coaching differs from 1-1/hands on pediatric therapy intervention.
  4. Describe why child/family routines are particularly important within the coaching methodology.
  5. Discuss 2 benefits of using open-ended questions and/or reflective questions when working with caregivers.
  6. Provide at least 2 phrases/statements that can be used to describe coaching within routine visit documentation.

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