Coaching for Implementation of Evidence-based Practice (EBP)
"You can't coach a game you don't play"
In the START Project, coaching is the primary infrastructure for implementation of evidence-based practices such as differentiated output to access general education curriculum or specific practices such as self-management and visual supports. Each Intermediate School District should evaluate their coaching structure with building teams, building coaches, and coach leaders to ensure implementation of evidence-based practices for educating all students with ASD. Within the START Project, the steps to ensure the implementation of EBP include 1) utilizing the CETA-R to assess use of practices and developing goals for improvement, 2) establishing a coaching structure at the district and ISD level, 3) increasing knowledge and use of evidence-based practices with students, and 4) using the START IEP Implementation Coaching Checklist.