A listening skill educational intervention for pediatric rehabilitation clinicians: A mixed-methods pilot study
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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.
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