Coaching Builds Fluency

posted Mar 25, 2014, 2:01 PM by Michelle Grimms   [ updated Mar 26, 2014, 12:45 PM by Brian Meyer ]

Coaching is an important component to implementing interventions with fidelity (Rodriguez, Loman, & Horner, 2009). This is especially true for  Tier 3 interventions, which require more specific feedback and supports for practitioners to master the complexity of the highly individualized support plans.

 Effective Tier 3 interventions require a “stay at the table” mentality, which can be taxing for facilitators.  Ongoing coaching provides facilitators with strategies and support to stay engaged in the process; keep the team, student, and family equally engaged; and emphasize student and family strengths.