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ERIC Number: EJ886254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Behavior Therapy for Tics via Videoconference Delivery: An Initial Pilot Test in Children
Himle, Michael B.; Olufs, Erin; Himle, Joseph; Tucker, Benjamin T. P.; Woods, Douglas W.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v17 n3 p329-337 Aug 2010
Habit reversal training (HRT) has been proven effective for reducing tics in children with Tourette's syndrome (TS). However, the availability of the intervention is limited. Videoconference technology represents a promising mode through which HRT may be disseminated to underserved areas. Using a multiple-baseline across participants design, the current study tested the effectiveness of videoconference-delivered HRT for 3 children with TS. Similar to results from randomized controlled trials studying face-to-face delivered HRT, videoconference-delivered HRT was effective for reducing tics. All three children demonstrated significant tic reduction following videoconference HRT delivery. All participants and their families rated the delivery modality as acceptable and the therapeutic relationship as strong. These results suggest that videoconference delivery may be a promising method for disseminating behavior therapy for tics. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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