Preview EI: A Coaching Mindset: Considerations for Family Sessions

A Coaching Mindset: Considerations for Family Sessions


As an early intervention provider, you have a finite number of visits with the family of aĀ child with hearing loss. In that limited time, your task is to go from saying hello toĀ modeling techniques to inspiring parents in ways they canā€™t yet imagine. Is this simple?Ā You know it isnā€™t. Is it worth the effort? Early and consistent exposure to listening andĀ spoken language will literally change the direction of a childā€™s life.

Every family is different, but the principles and habits of planning and preparingĀ forĀ successful family sessions are constant. And nothing beats direct advice from yourĀ colleagues in the field. EI: A Coaching Mindset ā€“ Considerations for Family Sessions willĀ refresh your thinking with the strategies of experienced, working early interventionistsĀ who use the CID Domains of Knowledge as a framework for planning and preparing forĀ family sessions.

This courseĀ will help you focus your planning and preparation using a coaching modelĀ to accomplish the all-important goal of parent engagement, bringing results that last aĀ lifetime.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • explain the benefits of a coaching model
  • utilize CID’s Domains of Knowledge and Plan and Reflect documents as a guide forĀ family sessions
  • apply specific strategies to conduct successful sessions with families
  • identify personal and professional boundaries to set with families and ways to adhere toĀ those boundaries
  • explain ways to address safety during home visits with families
  • demonstrate ways to build trust with families to create engagement

Length:Ā  Approximately 34Ā minutes

Continuing Education Credits

CID is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

This program is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

.5 LSLS CEUs, AG Bell Academy

This courseĀ has been approved for Illinois EarlyĀ Intervention Credit HoursĀ (0.25 Intervention, 0.25 Working with Families)

Disclosure Statement

Financial: The presenter, Daun Grempler, MSDE, CED, isĀ a teacher of the deaf and early intervention provider in the Joanne Parrish Knight Family Center.

Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.