Watch it HERE
Filmed April 2021 – edited into four parts; total 205 minutes
This presentation provides information about lessons learned from the Parent And Child Early Coaching project (PACE), conducted in collaboration with child development centres and Indigenous agencies in 16 BC communities from 2018-2020.
Included are discussions of:
- The early signs of autism and the importance of early diagnosis.
- Parent coaching and how it differs from other types of parent-child support for toddlers with social communication delays.
- What the research tells us about the effectiveness of this approach.
The PACE Coaching research team describes, with presentations from coaches, trainers, parents and other community partners:
- How the parent coaches involved in the project were trained and what the outcomes were.
- A related project for Indigenous families: Parent-Child Connections.
Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA-D
Dr. Mirenda is Professor Emerita in the Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology and Special Education and past Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism at UBC. She was the Principal Investigator in the PACE Coaching project.
Paola Colozzo, PhD, RSLP
Dr. Colozzo is an Associate Professor in the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at UBC. A speech-language pathologist, she was Co-Investigator in the PACE Coaching project and was primarily responsible for assessment training, monitoring, scoring, and coding.
Veronica Smith, PhD
Dr. Smith is a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. She was a Co-Investigator in the PACE Coaching project and was primarily responsible for assessing the factors that contributed to and affected implementation.
Wendy Ungar, PhD
Dr. Ungar is a Senior Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences at The Hospital for Sick Children and a Professor in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She was a Co-Investigator in the PACE Coaching project and was primarily responsible for conducting a comparative cost analysis.