Parents as Teachers has identified improvements in the screening and assessment process that have the potential to increase parental engagement and satisfaction. By adopting these key practices, professionals have the potential to increase the likeliness that parents will follow through on screening referrals.
- Identify how screening, assessment and monitoring fit within service delivery.
- Identify the phases of the screening/assessment process.
- Distinguish roles and strategies for professionals and parent.
- Practice strategies to effectively partner with and empower parents throughout the screening process.
- Describe the importance of facilitation skills throughout the screening/ assessment process.
- Identify and construct coaching skills such as effective question posing and providing feedback.
This training includes personal stories from families and parents, and expert testimonials and perspectives. It also offers professional resources to support reflection, evaluation, and preparation for screenings, as well as handouts that can be provided to families during screenings and assessments.
Consider this training if you are a home visitor, early interventionist, health professional, or work within early care and education or Head Start.
“Great course to offer to those coming into the field as well as those veteran educators that have been screening as a refresher course.”
“I think this training is very much needed for all Early Childhood Professionals to know to ensure that all screenings are done in a respectful and valid way.”
“It was great! I really enjoyed the different ways the information was shared: video, clicking on pictures…. The flow was good! I loved the look of this course. It didn’t feel dated or temporary.”
“I really like the Knowledge Checks! It was fun to see if I am following everything! The “test” at the end was good too!”
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