Testing Technology-Delivered Behavioral Health Services: Addressing Rural Child Needs

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,7
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about a distance-technology delivered behavioral intervention, tele-TAPP.
  2. understand tele-TAPP’s potential benefits especially for rural students, families, and schools.
  3. understand the promising research support for tele-TAPP.


Despite high rates of behavioral problems, rural children have less access to intervention than their nonrural peers. Teachers and Parents as Partners (TAPP) may ameliorate this disparity but is not always available in rural communities. This single-case design study aimed to determine the efficacy of distance-technology delivered TAPP (“tele-TAPP”) for improving child behavior and its acceptability in rural Appalachia. Tele-TAPP resulted in improved behavioral outcomes and participants rated tele-TAPP as highly acceptable.



Amanda L. Witte, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Susan M. Sheridan, Rachel E. Schumacher


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