Focus on Research II: “Supporting Early Social & Communication Development through Parent Coaching” Resources


Thank you for registering for “Supporting Early Social & Communication Development through Parent Coaching”

Presented by Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA-D; Paola Colozzo, PhD, RSLP; Veronica Smith, PhD; Wendy Ungar, PhD and other members of the PACE Coaching team.

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

Presentation Handout

Focus on Research II Handout (64 Pages)


Supplemental Resources:

  • PACE Coaching Infographics 2021 – Provides an overview of the project: what happened, how it worked, parent coach feedback, a cost analysis, and lessons learned.

Parent Coach Training Opportunities (view pdf version here)

  • For training in the Early Start Denver Model:
    1. an Introductory workshop is required first.
    2. This is followed by an Advanced Workshop.
    3. Finally, this is followed by a Parent Coaching workshop
      All workshops are currently offered online.
  • Autism Navigator offers numerous online course for parents and for professionals. The JumpStart to Coaching in Everyday Activities course is focused on parent coaching.
  • Project ImPACT parent coach training is available online.
  • The Help is in Your Hands website includes a Provider Resources section. Among the many resources, you will find a series of four free recorded webinars on parent coaching and an online training syllabus.

Note: The mentoring and feedback provided through these online training programs varies widely. Some offer no mentorship at all and none of them are able to offer the frequency or duration of mentorship that was provided in the PACE Coaching project.


Workshop Schedule

All times are in Pacific Time.

9:00 am – 10:00 am  Session 1: Parent Coaching: What? Why? and How?
10:00 am – 10:15 am  Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am  Session 2: Training Parent Coaches in BC Communities
11:15 am – 12:00 pm  Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Session 3: Parent Coaching in BC Communities: What Did We Learn?
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Break
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Session 4: Parent Coaching in BC: Next Steps and Moving Forward

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