We often hear from early intervention (EI) practitioners that they need more videos that show recommended practices. In order to “do” it, or implement these practices with families, it really helps to “see” it. Because practices are something we do, we need examples to help us know if we are doing them correctly too. This challenge with producing good videos is shared by many trainers and practitioners across our EI community. Fortunately, we do have a few good videos, but other states also have some fantastic examples that we can watch to help us “see” coaching in action!
The video I want to highlight here is from NYC Health and describes what they call “embedded coaching” during EI visits. With a run time of 6:02 minutes, you’ll meet a physical therapist and the mother she is supporting. They describe and illustrate how coaching works during a visit. They also share the impact of coaching from both of their perspectives.
Now sit back for the next six minutes and enjoy the video!
I want to invite you to pay close attention to what the physical therapist says around 4:15 minutes – powerful! Share your thoughts about this powerful statement and what coaching looks like by leaving a comment below!
For more videos, visit the Early Intervention Video Library!