Effectiveness of Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) in a preschool setting.

  title={Effectiveness of Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) in a preschool setting.},
  author={Aaron R Lyon and Rachel A Gershenson and Farahnaz K Farahmand and Peter J Thaxter and Steven Behling and Karen S. Budd},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  volume={33 6},
This research addressed the need for trained child care staff to support optimal early social-emotional development in urban, low-income, ethnic minority children. We evaluated effectiveness of Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT), an approach adapted from Eyberg's Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). TCIT focuses on increasing preschool teachers' positive attention skills and consistent discipline in order to enhance children's psychosocial functioning and prevent mental health… CONTINUE READING