Webinar: Mobile Coaching Families with Young Children with ASD Using the Early Social Interaction (ESI) Model

Who should attend?

This free webinar is for early intervention providers, interdisciplinary healthcare providers, home visitors, and other team members working with young children and their families in early intervention systems or early childhood education.

What will we cover?

The Autism Navigator team will share information about how to implement mobile coaching (a.k.a. working remotely, telepractice, or video conferencing) to conduct meaningful intervention sessions with families of infants and toddlers with ASD or early signs of autism.

Mobile coaching can provide families the guidance they need to support their child’s learning right from their own home in activities that they do every day. This saves travel time for providers, keeps services going when face-to-face coaching sessions may not be possible, and provides services in the natural environment.

Each webinar will cover the following agenda:

  • How to get started planning and setting up a mobile intervention session
  • How families can embed intervention strategies throughout the day and between coaching sessions
  • Strategies to coach caregivers across everyday activities and routines
The ESI model is a parent-implemented intervention that teaches parents of young children with ASD how to embed evidence-based strategies to support social communication, language, play, and adaptive behaviors in everyday activities to achieve the intensity of intervention needed for children with ASD. We will watch video clips together from mobile intervention sessions to illustrate the ESI model and sharpen your observation skills.

When is this scheduled?

This webinar is scheduled on the 1st Tuesday of each month and continues year-round. The content is the same each month so select your preferred date.

  • Day: 1st Tuesday of each month (barring holidays)
  • Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm (Eastern Time)

How do I register?

This webinar is offered on the following dates and times. Select your preferred date. The content is the same for each webinar date.

You must register to participate. Once you register, you will receive email reminders. After you attend, you will receive a certificate of attendance by email within two weeks. We cannot record our webinars because we show photos and videos of our families, so make sure to register with the link above.

Where is the Resources page for this webinar?

Be sure to go to the Resources for ESI Mobile Coaching page that we have created for you. You can find documents to share with families, links to our research findings on ESI, and a link to the Feedback Survey.

Mobile Coaching Resources

Hosts for this Webinar from the Florida State University (FSU) Autism Institute

  • Amy M Wetherby, PhD, CCC-SLP, Distinguished Research Professor, College of Medicine, Florida State University; Director, FSU Autism Institute
  • Renee Daly Holland, MS, CCC-SLP, Assistant Director of Early Intervention Services Research, FSU Autism Institute
  • Joy Moore, MS, CCC-SLP, Autism Navigator Master Coach and Global Trainer, FSU Autism Institute
  • Patricia Armstrong, MSW, Autism Navigator Master Coach and Global Trainer, FSU Autism Institute

Not sure where to go? We’re here to help: support@autismnavigator.com.