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1 Data Recording Tools

2 Please explore for an assortment of counting and timing devices, forms and more

3 Data Recording Tools Interval cueing via MP3 recording or devices – see “Measure” tab at Motiv-Aider ( Smartphone /tablet app $2-3 (Android, iPhone, iPod) Small portable device is approx. $50 Generates audible and/or tactile (vibrating) cues Note: iPhones and iPods limit the number of cues and may require special settings or occasional app resets. – Reduce/prevent student reactivity by wearing earbuds or headphones

4 Counters Ring style $6.49 for 10 or more

5 Polder Timers (search online at, etc.) Polder Triple Tell Timer (beeps, flashes, light, and vibrates) $25.99 Polder Buzz and Beep Timer $14.98 Polder 60-min. Timer on a rope $5.99

6 Mobile Device Apps Thanks to: Ryan O’Donnell, Florida Institute of Technology FABA 2011 paper session Friendship Circle scheduling-behavioral-apps-for-children-with-special-needs/ The App Whisperer ios-apps-to-help-children-with-autism/ Autism Spectrum Directory touch-and-iphone-apps-for-for-applied-behavioral-analysis-aba/

7 Behavior Tracker Pro (BTP) $29.99 Only for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad Allows BCBAs, behavioral therapists, aides, teachers or parents to track and graph behaviors Web portal for online data sharing with team



10 Behavior Tracker Pro (BTP) Online portal not required Data and graphs can be emailed from mobile device Mobile device database and video transfer/backup/deletion: ms&feature=plcp ms&feature=plcp

11 Behavior Tracker Pro (BTP) Add Students and Observers: Q&feature=plcp Q&feature=plcp (to 5:30, followed by review)

12 Behavior Tracker Pro (BTP) Record Data – Frequency, Duration (per occurrence), and High Frequency; Video Capture; Data/Graph Analysis; and Data Export (as PNG image or data file) via email or upload for sharing at web team portal (to 7:30, ABC recording and Interval recording follow)

13 Behavior Tracker Pro (BTP) ABC Recording - Data/Graph Analysis - Frequency, Duration, and ABC &feature=plcp &feature=plcp (to 12:10)

14 Behavior Tracker Pro (BTP) Interval recording: I&feature=plcp I&feature=plcp

15 Skill Tracker Pro (STP) $29.99 During therapy/instruction, track unlimited clients and observers. Optional video. Chart/export data. Each client and skill can be configured. Data methods include cold probes for skills or mands, rate of manding, trial by trial data collection and prompt level tracking. During cold probes, skills and targets are randomized, or choose which target to probe, one at a time. – Large library of skills and targets to assign to the persons’ curriculum. Add your own skills and targets.

16 D.A.T.A. iOS only? $9.99 Direct Assessment Tracking Application (D.A.T.A.) Allows users to precisely measure how often and how long events occur over time. Can be used to conveniently and inconspicuously collect data on a wide range of events in a variety of settings. Fast, easy, tracks 4 behaviors

17 ABC Data App Family iOS only? ABC Data (basic, limited app) $4.99 ABC Logbook (advanced app) $27.99 ABC Data Pro (midrange app – see next frame)

18 ABC Data Pro $27.99 Nine buttons are independently programmable with a label name and whether it is for counting events or measuring duration of events. Buttons can refer to individuals in a group, or an individual with 9 behaviors, or 2 individuals each with 3 behaviors and then general 3 ‘event’ buttons, etc. pro/id349426906?mt=8 Simple set up for 1 teacher & two students

19 ABC Data Pro Mode 1: Behavior and/or event recording (free form): Start elapsed time display & stop at any point. Mode 2. Interval recording. Set a total observation time and then specify the length of each interval. The timer is started and a countdown mode by interval begins. Default is partial interval recording. Supports non-rigid recording systems. In interval mode, count and duration functions can be used. Places no additional task load on the observer but yields much more information from the data stream.

20 ABC Data Pro Mode 3. FBA. Three screens (9 programmed buttons per screen) – Antecedent, Behavior, and Consequence. – Behavior is the ‘home’ screen – To access the antecedent screen, ‘flick’ the screen right to move it into place – Then ‘flick’ left to expose the consequences screen. Like having 3 side by side screens of 9 buttons that pass under a viewing ‘window’. Simple, fast interface to conduct complex observations. Email data in standard CSV file (Excel compatible)

21 Behavior Status Android $ FREE “Donate” version is ad free and adds features - $1.99 Red-Yellow-Green (plus 2 color options) Donate version – Adds specific behavior tracking

22 ??? Catalyst – Tracks more behaviors simultaneously (?)

23 ??? !Observe Prime Android $4.99 Psychsoft

24 ??? Behavioral Observation Tool Android $3.99 Simply press the button corresponding to the behavior category you observe to add one to its tally. There is a column for the person you are observing, and one for your control subject or group. The categories are completely configurable in the options. You can use a timer that counts down the length of the observation, vibrating every time you should mark another tally. The total length and the time between vibrations are both configurable in the options. Email the results in a.csv file that can be opened in Excel or any other spreadsheet or graphing program.

25 ??? Behavior Assessment Pro iOS only? $4.99 Answer a series of questions surrounding a particular behavior (antecedents, consequences, etc) for intensive analysis of the behavior. Questions are scripted which allows for consistent analysis No customization of questions



28 ??? Tallymander iOS only? $3.99 Basic counting app - not really designed for behavioral intervention. However, we’ve had a few teachers report that they’ve used it for keeping track of behaviors for the purposes of functional behavior analysis. Can “count” by flicking the phone, you don’t even have to touch the screen!



31 ??? ABC Behavior Assessment iOS only? $0.99 Asks questions to guide novices in FBA process from defining behaviors through hypothesis development behavior-assessment/id375522648?mt=8

32 ??? Behavior Journal in iTunes store? iOS only? $9.99 A complete utility for people working on target behavior to easily record all behavioral data and sync to the internet portal for detail report creation and analysis robust dashboard or directly email it to yourself.

33 Recommendations: – Need expertise in Excel spreadsheet management – For web portals and storage: Get written permission (from everyone!) De-identify data (use codes, not student names) – For mobile devices: Use password protection to open device Turn on Airplane mode when recording as some devices may interrupt program with an incoming phone call, etc. De-identify data (use codes, not student names) Backup data often Enable remote data erasure feature

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