Peer Coaching

Overview of Peer Coaching

Peer coaching, which can also be referred to as “peer mediated intervention”, is a strategy that consists of teaching peers how to appropriately prompt and encourage target learners to use desired skills.

 

Implementation Guide

Additional Resources

1. Incorporating Typical Peers Into the Social Learning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Published by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, this article identifies different types of peer-mediated instruction and intervention and provides tips for how to start a peer-mediated instruction and intervention program in your school.

2. AFIRM (Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules) One Sheet

This document contains an overview of peer-mediated instruction and intervention, a step-by-step guide on how to engage in this kind of instruction, an implementation checklist, data collection sheet, and other helpful resources.

3. Peer-Mediated Support Strategies

For those looking for a quick-read resource, this document provides a brief overview of peer-mediated support strategies, types of support strategies, and steps to implement the strategies.

4. ASD Modules: Peer-Mediated Supports

This module, which incorporates tips, videos, and activities, is designed to help individuals understand the importance of using a peer-mediated approach when teaching children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing peers ways to interact with each other successfully.

5. Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention

Published by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, this document lists a variety of resources to aid with peer-coaching strategies, including resources based on different age groups and a list of available peer-mediated instruction modules.