A listening skill educational intervention for pediatric rehabilitation clinicians: A mixed-methods pilot study Journal Articles uri icon

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  • OBJECTIVE: To prepare for an RCT by examining the effects of an educational intervention on the listening skills of pediatric rehabilitation clinicians, piloting study procedures, and investigating participants' learning experiences. METHODS: Six experienced clinicians received the intervention, consisting of video simulations and solution-focused coaching regarding personal listening goals. Self- and observer-rated measures of listening skill were completed and qualitative information was gathered in interviews and a member checking session. RESULTS: Significant change on self-reported listening skills was found from pre- to post-test and/or follow-up. The pilot provided useful information to improve the study protocol, including the addition of an initial orientation to listening skills. Participants found the intervention to be a highly valuable and intense learning experience, and reported immediate changes to their clinical and interprofessional practice. CONCLUSION: The educational intervention has the potential to be an effective means to enhance the listening skills of practicing pediatric rehabilitation clinicians.


  • King, Gillian
  • Servais, Michelle
  • Shepherd, Tracy A
  • Willoughby, Colleen
  • Bolack, Linda
  • Moodie, Sheila
  • Baldwin, Patricia
  • Strachan, Deborah
  • Knickle, Kerry
  • Pinto, Madhu
  • Parker, Kathryn
  • McNaughton, Nancy

publication date

  • January 2, 2017