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Phase V: Coaching and TA


 

15. Model site teams are coached

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC) is committed to the use of coaching to meet the Center goals to provide state partners with sustainable, outcome-based professional development and technical assistance that optimize existing resources for effective delivery of services to learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This includes applications in school and early intervention settings.

mop chevronPurpose:

To provide support and technical assistance to teams related to increasing fidelity of implementation of EBP, overall program improvement, and improved student outcomes

Procedure:

The coach on each team meets with team at least one time per month.

Coaching activities include a pre-observation conference, observation, and post-observation conference

Time spent with team recorded on contact log

Resources:

16. NPDC staff support coaches

NPDC staff members support coaches through monthly phone calls.

mop chevronPurpose:

To provide support to coaches as they support teams, problem solve around challenges, keep coach on-track re: data collection timelines, etc.

Procedure:

One time per month via phone call

Resources:

17. NPDC staff attend mid-year visits

Typically, mid-way through the first year, NPDC staff members make an on-site visit to model site teams.

mop chevronPurpose:

To foster relationships between NPDC and model site teams

To check in with team on progress at mid-year to provide coaching and training

Procedure:

NPDC staff visits each site for approximately one day.

Teams allowed to guide agenda and determine what would be useful (e.g., observations, facilitated meetings/discussions with team members, presentations to administrators, etc.)

Resources:

None available
 
Note: These were not consistent across state partners.