Early Intervention

Parent Perspectives: The Impact of Coaching and Natural Learning Environment Practices

Sunday, November 11
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Ballroom E/F/G - Convention Center

This session will explore the day-to-day implications of coaching and natural learning environment practices on child and family outcomes from the perspective of families with children receiving early intervention. Emphasis will be placed on the dosing of interventions based in everyday activities, the use of naturally occurring resources and materials for intervention, and parent perception of helpfulness and effectiveness of early intervention services delivered in this manner. The session will include video case studies featuring families of children with diverse diagnoses engaged in coaching, implementing strategies, and reflecting on the impact of this process on their daily routines. Participants will learn key characteristics of coaching and natural learning environment practices, hear families discuss their experiences with early intervention, and explore ways to build parent competence and confidence while and providing quality, family-centered intervention to families of all backgrounds in the context of daily routines and activities.


 

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Jennifer James, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Family, Infant and Preschool Program

Jennifer James, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist at the Family, Infant and Preschool Program, Morganton, North Carolina. Jennifer received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2016 and is a fellow of the Oklahoma LEND Interdisciplinary Leadership Education Program.

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M'Lisa Shelden, PT, PhD

Chair and Program Director
Wichita State University Department of Physical Therapy

M’Lisa Shelden, PT, Ph.D. has 30+ years of experience in developmental disabilities and early intervention. Prior to joining the Family, Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP) in 2002, Dr. Shelden served as Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. M’Lisa is a graduate Fellow of ZERO TO THREE and recipient of the NIDRR Research Mary Switzer Merit Fellowship. She has coauthored several texts - Physical Therapy under IDEA, Coaching Families and Colleagues in Early Childhood Intervention, The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook, and The Early Intervention Teaming Handbook: The Primary Service Provider Approach.

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