Coaching in early physiotherapy interventions

Are coaching interventions feasible and useful in early paediatric physiotherapy?

Coaching is becoming an increasingly popular intervention in the field of health promotion; however, its application tends to lack specific rules and well-defined roles. Nevertheless, previously designed coaching interventions have shown promising results in children with developmental disabilities in terms of empowerment outcomes.

The COPing with and CAring for infants with special needs (COPCA) is an early
intervention programme using coaching as main strategy, which is based on family-centered practice, the behaviour variability and adaptability in infant development, and the transactional model of children's interaction with each other and caregivers.



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