Primary Coach Approach to Teaming

A primary coach approach (PSP as Coach) is a family-centered, capacity building method to intervention with young children with disabilities or developmental delays that uses a primary coach (one team member) as the liaison to and agent of the early intervention program to mediate parents' and other caregivers' ability to promote child competence and development. A primary coach approach to teaming assigns one member of a multidisciplinary team as the primary coach, where he or she receives coaching from other team members, and uses coaching with parents and other primary caregivers to support and strengthen their confidence and competence in promoting child learning and development. The information in this section provides supports for using this type of teaming approach.

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