Title: 'A Report on the Effectiveness of Tele-Intervention Using Real-Time Embedded Coaching '
Track: 4 - Early Intervention
Keyword(s): tele-intervention, coaching, supporting parents, early intervention, vocabulary and language development
Learning Objectives:
  1. list at least three outcomes of effective tele-intervention
  2. describe at least three strategies for engaging parents and primary caregivers in tele-intervention sessions
  3. explain components of a successful tele-intervention session


The Moog Center for Deaf Education engaged in a 15 month tele-intervention project with ten families from around the United States. This project was designed to further develop and expand the Tele-School program for children, ages 0-3, and their families, at the Moog Center. The program included 1) an initial meeting at the Moog Center to meet the family, evaluate the child and practice with technology; 2) Delivery to parents of a total of 722 online coaching sessions, 3) a three-day final meeting of all families and children at Moog Center in June, 2014 to conduct final evaluations, discuss transition from the Tele-Intervention program, de-brief families regarding their experience in the program and elicit recommendations for the future and 4) Moog staff mentors met bi-weekly to discuss the project and make modifications as needed. This presentation will be a report of that project and will include results as well as lessons learned. Results from the MacArthur-Bates Communication Development Inventories indicate that the number of expressive vocabulary words at the beginning ranged from 0-173 and at the end ranged from 206-606, while the results of the Preschool Performance Scale-5 indicate that all children made more than a year’s growth in a year’s time except one child who was already in the average range at the beginning. Standard Scores on the PLS-5 ranged from 60-102 at the beginning and 81-114 at the end of the project. Lessons learned include: • Changes needed to be made to our face-to-face sessions because parents participating in Tele-Intervention seemed more engaged and accountable than families being served face-to-face. • Tele-Intervention is an effective service delivery model. This presentation will describe for the participants, through lecture, discussion, video tape and interactive activities how to effectively implement tele-intervention sessions using real-time embedded coaching.
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Betsy Moog Brooks - Primary Presenter,POC
The Moog Center for Deaf Education
     Credentials: MS Speech and Hearing Deaf and Hearing Impaired K-12 Behavioral Disorder K-12 Learning Disabled K-12 Early Childhood Education B-3 Council on Education of the Deaf Missouri Early Intervention Credentialed Provider Illinois Early Intervention Credentialed Provider Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Cert. AVEd
     Other Affiliations: AG Bell
      Betsy Moog Brooks is the Executive Director of the Moog Center for Deaf Education. She received her Masters degree in Speech and Hearing from Washington University and is certified in Deaf Education, Behavior Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Early Childhood Education and is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She has been has been in the field of early intervention for more than 30 years. She created a Toddler Curriculum and a Language Curriculum which are used in all Certified Moog Programs. Betsy is the author of the book, My Baby and Me: A Book About Teaching Your Child to Talk. She has lectured throughout the US, South America, and Europe. Betsy continues to provide direct child service and parent support to families with children birth to three. In addition, she is currently pursuing her Educational Doctorate with an emphasis in Andragogy, the study of adult learners.

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment from Moog Center for Deaf Education.   Receives Grants for Other activities from Oberkotter Foundation.  

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.