Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? We may be able to help.

Caregivers of children with a developmental diagnosis are invited to participate in a research study for Parent-Child interaction Therapy (PCIT) via telehealth. Therapy is free and families will be paid for their time.

Download Tele-PCIT Study Brochure (PDF)

What is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)?

  • PCIT is a therapy for young children who are experiencing behavioral challenges
  • PCIT has over 30 years of research support
  • PCIT therapists coach caregivers on strategies while they play and interact with their child through a microphone in their ear
  • The first phase of therapy focuses on fostering the parent child relationship within play to increase appropriate behaviors through positive parenting
  • The second phase focuses on decreasing negative behaviors through consistent and positive discipline techniques
  • Sessions take place weekly for one hour and will take place in your home via telehealth (using a computer, laptop, tablet, phone)

Who Can Participate?

To be included in the study, participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Child is between the ages of 2 years and 6 years 11 months
  • Child has a neurodevelopmental diagnosis or delay (ADHD, speech delay, global developmental delay, suspected ASD, etc.)
  • Child has some receptive language
  • Child is exhibiting challenging behaviors, such as tantrums or defiance
  • Child has primary Medicaid insurance

Dr. Rosmary Ros-Demarize talks with Bobbi Conner on South Carolina about PCIT. Listen to the 4-minute podcast here.

How Do You Participate?

If you are interested in participating or learning more about this study, please complete the form below and a study team member will contact you.