I-InTERACT (Internet-based Interacting Together Everyday: Recovery After Childhood TBI


The I-InTERACT website is composed of 10 "core" sessions that contain training in positive parenting skills, appropriate use of commands and time-out, and educational information about the behavioural and cognitive consequences of pediatric TBI.  The site also contains 5 supplemental sessions based on the needs and interests of individual families.  Each session contains audio clips of parents describing how TBI has affected their child, content related to skills and practice exercises, and video clips of parents demonstrating target skills.  After the completion of each session, parents meet with a therapist via teleconference to review website material, practice skills and receive coaching.  Each week parents independently access 1 websession (authored and designed by professionals) followed by a videoconference with a trained therapist.

Service URL:
Agency Responsible:
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.


Intervention Type:
Other. Parenting skills and education about TBI and coping strategies
Course Length:
Long (more than 5 modules).
Support Option:
Clinical support.

Target Audience

Primary Category:
Traumatic brain injury.
Target Audience:
Child. Aged 3-9 years


Closed: Research participation.
Contact Details:


Research evidence

Research Trials:
Research RCTs:
Outcome Summary:

In a preliminary pre-post study, parents rated satisfaction with the program and ease of use highly.  Significant improvements in target parenting behaviours were observed during the course of the program and at follow-up.  There was a trend towards a reduction in the frequency of overall problem behaviours.

Recommended rating, reviewer 1:

There is evidence that the site might work. More conclusive studies are needed.
Recommended rating, reviewer 2:

There is evidence that the site might work. More conclusive studies are needed.

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Research paper citations

  1. Wade, SL, Oberjohn, K, Burkhardt, A, Greenberg, I. (2009). Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a web-based parenting skills program for young children with traumatic brain injury, J Head Trauma Rehabil, 24(4): 239-247.

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Last Updated: March 24th 2011