Teacher-Child Interaction Training – Universal (TCIT – U) is a professional development, train-the-trainer-model, designed to strengthen teacher-child relationship skills.
- Adapted from Dr. Sheila Eyberg’s Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) , an evidence-based treatment for children aged 2-7 years with disruptive behavior.
- Incorporates the core principles and goals of PCIT while attending to the unique dynamics of the classroom.
- Application for the whole classroom, including both teachers and classroom support staff.
- Has shown promise as a universal intervention model for mainstream students and those with IEPs in childcare, pre-school and early elementary classrooms.
- Focuses on strengthening the development of all children in the classroom, including those with special needs and those not yet identified as in need of intervention.
What you will learn
A. The background, underlying theory, and components of TCIT-U
B. Methods of measuring teacher and child skill acquisition
C. Evidenced-based strategies for building positive teacher-child relationships
D. Research-grounded techniques for addressing disruptive and attention-seeking behaviors
E. Manualized approach to delivering TCIT-U, including didactic instruction and in vivo coaching of teachers interacting with children
F. Procedures for individualizing skill use to meet behavior goals for students with special needs
Our Training Approach
TCIT-U’s Train-the-Trainer approach prepares education and mental health professionals to implement TCIT-U independently in schools and childcare settings. Watch this snapshot of TCIT-U training in action:
“The role play was very helpful. It helped me see the value of TCIT.”