The future of TAO looks bright
TAO: Intelligent Counseling System
Patient/Client preferences are important factors in treatment effectiveness; however, we know little about these because clients tend to indicate that their preferences were not met by not returning to subsequent scheduled sessions.
With the TAO platform, we can gather data at a granular level, every client click, narrative entry, rating, every page view, every log entered. As a result, we will use the cumulative data to create a machine learning based, intelligent counseling system that will customize and individualize treatment to best match client preferences. Our hope is that this will result in higher treatment completion rates and better effectiveness.
The development of TAO is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant # 1448967.