HOW DOES TAO HELP CLIENTS & PATIENTS?
Patients/clients who are unable to access treatment because of cost, travel time, daycare problems, inability to get time off of work, or stigma may find TAO low intensity/high engagement fits their life and their needs better than traditional face-to-face treatment.
INTERACTIVE PATIENT EDUCATION MODULES
TAO provides interactive patient education modules online, available when and where patients need them. Skills and strategies can be reviewed and practiced throughout the week. Daily practice logs provide an easy and accessible way to ensure that new skills are practiced daily so that new healthy habits are formed and old less functional habits are reduced or eliminated. As a result, clients feel better, faster.
The Therapist Dashboard summarizes client activity in TAO. Clients are aware that the therapist has a dashboard. Most people tend to adhere to new behaviors when there is accountability. We stick with a new exercise regime, or diet, or other health habit best when we’ve told others about our intent and elicited their support and accountability. So the dashboard both helps a therapist track the client and encourages the client to engage more in practice throughout each week.
TAO includes a weekly progress measure, the BHM-20® from Celesthealth. Research has shown that measuring progress several times throughout treatment, and reviewing the results in the therapy sessions leads to improved outcomes.