Problem behaviour is one of the most enduring and pervasive challenges experienced by children with disability, their families, professionals, and the community at large. For families, problem behaviours such as tantrums, aggression and self-injury can be difficult to manage, emotionally distressing and disruptive to everyday routines, leading to increased stress, worry and depression (Einfeld, Tonge, & Clarke, 2013). Despite the well-established empirical support for the efficacy of face-to-face parenting programs to address behavioural and emotional problems in children with disabilities, as well as the acknowledged potential of the Internet for delivering parenting interventions in an accessible way, research into online parenting programs for parents of children with a disability remains very much in its infancy. The primary aim of the current study is to assess the efficacy of a telehealth-based parenting intervention, Triple P Online – Disability (TPOL-D)  for parents of children (aged 2 –12 years) with a disability.  

Project members

Associate Professor Kate Sofronoff

Associate Professor
School of Psychology