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Beyond Modeling: Staff Coaching Using Video Analysis [BCBA Session] [ASHA Session]
Saturday, July 9, 2011: 3:15 PM-4:30 PM
Sun C (Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center)
The development of quality, cost-effective training protocols ensures the growth and maintenance of intervention teams. Significant barriers exist to providing supervision for therapists in home and community-based settings. Coaching is a help-giving practice that enables staff to recognize existing abilities; blend knowledge, skills, and experience; and assess and improve upon the results. Video analysis in a training protocol has numerous benefits, including demonstration of skills in context, and increased levels of staff confidence and competence.
Beyond Modeling: Staff Coaching Using Video Analysis
Matthew McAlear, Easter Seals Bay Area
The development and implementation of high quality, cost effective training protocols are of critical importance to ensure the growth and maintenance of treatment fidelity in intervention teams. However, there are significant barriers to providing supervision for therapists in home and community based settings. Methods to provide cost-effective, intensive supervision and training must be developed.
This presentation will describe a coaching model that utilizes intensive peer to peer support, along with clinical oversight. Coaching is a particular type of help giving practice that enables staff to recognize and utilize existing abilities and develop new skills (Dunst & Trivette, 1996). A “coach” supports staff to blend new or existing knowledge, skills, and experience and then to assess and ultimately improve upon the results (Fenichel & Eggbeer, 1990). Video analysis paired with direct supervision allows detailed, timely and critical self-study. Use of video analysis in a staff training protocol has numerous benefits, including demonstration of skills in context and increased levels of confidence and competence of staff.
- Participants will further their understanding of the use of technology in staff development.
- Participants will become familiar with multiple examples of techniques to facilitate effective adult learning, including successful supervision and training techniques using a coaching model.
- Participants will be able to describe and implement a video based training system.
Content Area: Education
Matthew J. McAlear, M.Ed., BCBA
Vice President and Chief Program Officer
Easter Seals Bay Area
Matthew McAlear is Vice President and Chief Program Officer for Easter Seals Bay Area. He has dedicated his career to developing programs for individuals with disabilities and their families. He has presented at conferences on the local, national and international levels around the therapeutic and educational needs of children with ASD.