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Thinking Outside of the…BAG!   Coaching in Natural Environments                  Corey L. Herd, Ph.D. CCC-SLP             ...
Are YOU ready to think outside        of YOUR bag?To ensure that you will enjoy and learn from today, you willneed: Somet...
To what extent do you                           rely on your “bag of                           tricks” to get you through ...
Natural Environments• IDEA Part C (2004):   Settings that are    typical for infants    and toddlers without    disabilit...
Most frequently identified naturalenvironment location for families is in     their homes (NEILS, 2007)
What are some ofthe routines that achild and his/herfamily engage in on aneveryday basis?Which of those routinesmight serv...
A Process…not a place
Consider this…• Knowledge and skills are best developed under  conditions that are authentic and reflect the reality  and ...
And this…A child needs repeatedopportunities toexperience a desiredbehavior• within the context of an  activity• across di...
But what about our bags of toys?!                       Fact or Fiction?The toy bag/toys are used for direct instruction; ...
The toy bag carries our toys…      and a message…     “Your stuff isn’t good enough.”     Intervention only occurs during ...
10 Step Program to        Decreasing Your Toy Bag             Dependence!FACETS: http://facets.lsi.ku.edu/
1. Conduct a functional assessment of the   home/natural environment.                               Time to share via chat
Let’s chat!
2. Use social and daily routines that are   already occurring to join the caregiver   and child upon your arrival. Share 1...
3. Plan activities for   your next visit   before leaving.                         Get ready to chat
4. Plan a special activity with the caregiver.                                         Chat                               ...
5. Organize a play   date with other   children and   caregivers.                Time to share
6. Ask the child to show you/get toys or   preferred objects from another room   in the house. Follow the child’s lead   a...
If you are STILL feeling the   need to carry a bag into the       natural environment…7. Fade your    dependence by    dec...
8. Demonstrate the use of a toy that    includes opportunities to practice a skill.    Then look around the home for toys ...
9. Use “hybrid approaches”: Forgetfulness is  always an option! Provide a choice. Sabotage the bag.
10. Leave the toy bag by the door and   join the child’s activities. Use the toy   bag only when and if needed.
So…FACT or FICTION???The toy bag/toys are used for direct instruction; the materials inthe natural environment are for gen...
Coaching the Caregivers5 considerations for  working with the     ADULTS!          (Knowles, 1995)
Agree on priorities and clarify roles.
Join in; try not to take over.                 Nice chatting with you.
Encourage thecaregivers to identifyopportunities thatthey already enjoy!                         From there, build on     ...
Provide specific and meaningful          feedback.                            Sharing                          roadblocks
THE RELATIONSHIP DOES MATTER!
My challenge to you:Go into your next visit and “forget” yourtoys in the car. Ask the family what theywere just doing and ...
things you learned in today’s webinar.strategies you will put to use in yourown practice.idea that you want to learn morea...
Corey L. Herd, Ph.D. CCC-SLPCommunication Sciences and DisordersWaldron 111 Box 6961Waldron College of Health and Human Se...
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  1. 1. Thinking Outside the…Bag! Coaching in Natural Environments Please Call 1-866-842-5779 Enter Code: 463 661 9330#Webinar provided by the Integrated Training Collaborative with funding support from the Virginia DBHDS.
  2. 2. Cori Thinking Outside the…Bag! Coaching in Natural EnvironmentsCorey Herd, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
  3. 3. Cori Phone Are MutedUse Chat to Ask ?s Great Idea!
  4. 4. Type message in box (lower right corner) Click into box, type message, press enter Test Chat Now Ask Questions in Chat Throughout Session
  5. 5. View Slides in Full Screen Mode locate this button on bar below slides clickto view slides in full screen Esc. Key to Return to Normal View
  6. 6. Complete a Survey
  7. 7. Thinking Outside of the…BAG! Coaching in Natural Environments Corey L. Herd, Ph.D. CCC-SLP Communication Sciences and Disorders Waldron College of Health and Human Services Radford University
  8. 8. Are YOU ready to think outside of YOUR bag?To ensure that you will enjoy and learn from today, you willneed: Something to write with (anything will do!)… Something to write ON (preferably on material that you can read)… Your own ideas about “what works” and what doesn’t… The willingness to consider how important your “bag of tricks” is when providing services to your families…
  9. 9. To what extent do you rely on your “bag of tricks” to get you through a visit with a family? 1 2 3 4 5Not at all; Occasionally It’s the only wayI don’t even bring a bag to get anything done
  10. 10. Natural Environments• IDEA Part C (2004):  Settings that are typical for infants and toddlers without disabilities or delays
  11. 11. Most frequently identified naturalenvironment location for families is in their homes (NEILS, 2007)
  12. 12. What are some ofthe routines that achild and his/herfamily engage in on aneveryday basis?Which of those routinesmight serve as meaningful and functionalopportunities for learning? Share your best idea in CHAT
  13. 13. A Process…not a place
  14. 14. Consider this…• Knowledge and skills are best developed under conditions that are authentic and reflect the reality and demands of daily living. (Brown, Collins, Duguid, 1989)• Real activities and purposeful interactions help children becomemore effective communicators. (Bricker, 1986)
  15. 15. And this…A child needs repeatedopportunities toexperience a desiredbehavior• within the context of an activity• across different activities • Ukrainetz(2006)
  16. 16. But what about our bags of toys?! Fact or Fiction?The toy bag/toys are used for direct instruction; the materials inthe natural environment are for generalization of outcomes.Some homes have nothing-no materials or activities or everydayroutines-with which to address outcomes.Parents WANT us to bring toy bags/toys into the home. Thechildren LOVE our toys!The use of a toy bag is an addiction and we depend on those toys todo our jobs.
  17. 17. The toy bag carries our toys… and a message… “Your stuff isn’t good enough.” Intervention only occurs during the visit.
  18. 18. 10 Step Program to Decreasing Your Toy Bag Dependence!FACETS: http://facets.lsi.ku.edu/
  19. 19. 1. Conduct a functional assessment of the home/natural environment. Time to share via chat
  20. 20. Let’s chat!
  21. 21. 2. Use social and daily routines that are already occurring to join the caregiver and child upon your arrival. Share 1 routine or activity
  22. 22. 3. Plan activities for your next visit before leaving. Get ready to chat
  23. 23. 4. Plan a special activity with the caregiver. Chat Time
  24. 24. 5. Organize a play date with other children and caregivers. Time to share
  25. 25. 6. Ask the child to show you/get toys or preferred objects from another room in the house. Follow the child’s lead and move into other rooms of the house.
  26. 26. If you are STILL feeling the need to carry a bag into the natural environment…7. Fade your dependence by decreasing the size of the bag over time.
  27. 27. 8. Demonstrate the use of a toy that includes opportunities to practice a skill. Then look around the home for toys or other materials that might provide additional practice for the same skill.
  28. 28. 9. Use “hybrid approaches”: Forgetfulness is always an option! Provide a choice. Sabotage the bag.
  29. 29. 10. Leave the toy bag by the door and join the child’s activities. Use the toy bag only when and if needed.
  30. 30. So…FACT or FICTION???The toy bag/toys are used for direct instruction; the materials inthe natural environment are for generalization of outcomes.Some homes have nothing-no materials or activities or everydayroutines-with which to address outcomes.Parents WANT us to bring toy bags/toys into the home. Thechildren LOVE our toys!The use of a toy bag is an addiction and we depend on those toys todo our jobs.
  31. 31. Coaching the Caregivers5 considerations for working with the ADULTS! (Knowles, 1995)
  32. 32. Agree on priorities and clarify roles.
  33. 33. Join in; try not to take over. Nice chatting with you.
  34. 34. Encourage thecaregivers to identifyopportunities thatthey already enjoy! From there, build on the caregiver’s strengths within those routines and activities.
  35. 35. Provide specific and meaningful feedback. Sharing roadblocks
  36. 36. THE RELATIONSHIP DOES MATTER!
  37. 37. My challenge to you:Go into your next visit and “forget” yourtoys in the car. Ask the family what theywere just doing and simply join in.How many ideas (strategies) can you comeup with during your visit to address justone of the family’s outcomes?
  38. 38. things you learned in today’s webinar.strategies you will put to use in yourown practice.idea that you want to learn moreabout in the near future.
  39. 39. Corey L. Herd, Ph.D. CCC-SLPCommunication Sciences and DisordersWaldron 111 Box 6961Waldron College of Health and Human ServicesRadford UniversityRadford, Virginia 24142540-831-7637cherd@radford.edu

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