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Tracking Problem Behaviors 

When you are ready to track the behaviors that have been set up in the behavior reduction tab of the portal, press the red All Behaviors button on the bottom bar of the open student notebook.  


Once the behaviors tab has been accessed a window will appear displaying the ABC recording sheet along with the other behavior recording methods along the bottom.  


Collecting ABC Data

To begin collecting ABC data, fill out the initial screen after pressing the Behaviors tab.  This screen allows you to link antecedents and behaviors to their consequences while also allowing you to indicate the duration, severity, group size, and location of the behavioral event.  When the ABC sheet has been filled out appropriately, you can save it by pressing "Save" in the upper right corner.


Catalyst allows the user to add in additional behaviors, consequences, antecedents, and locations right from the app itself. You can add these items at any time by clicking the blue (plus) sign to the left of the headers on the ABC sheet. Any new items added from the mobile device will sync to the portal and remain on the device for future data collection.


Collecting Frequency Data 

To begin taking frequency data for behavior reduction, press the frequency icon at the bottom of the Behavior window.  A list of all behaviors set to record frequency will be listed with a plus sign next to each to allow for a running tally of the individual behaviors.  If a frequency count is increased in error, you can select the 'Decrement' button at the top of the window and press the (minus) sign beside the appropriate behavior.  



Collecting Duration Data 

If behaviors are created in the behavior reduction section of the portal and are set to the Duration recording type, they can be found by pressing the Duration icon at the bottom of the behavior window.  The duration screen will display a list of all behaviors set to record duration each with their own separate timer.  These timers can be started and stopped at different times and will even continue to run should you navigate away from the duration window.  Once you have started a timer, you will either have the option to cancel the recorded time or stop and save the recorded time and send it to the portal- both options will reset the timer back to zero.



Collecting Rate Data 

The rate recoding screen will contain a list of problem behaviors that have been set up in the portal for this type of tracking.  There is one timer for all rate behaviors and once it is started, individual frequency counters will appear next to each behavior so that you can tally how often each behavior has occureed during any given duration.  When you have completed the rate recording you can stop the timer and choose to cancel the data or save it to the portal.



Collecting Partial Interval Data 

The Partial Interval screen will display a list of all behaviors set to this type of recording in the portal.  When the timer is started, the interval number will appear along with an "Observe" timer.  When the timer runs out, the timer will switch to the "Record" timer and allow you to indicate which behaviors occurred during the observing interval by marking a check in the box beside each appropriate behavior.  The duration for both "Observe" and "Record" intervals have been pre-determined in the Setup tab of the student portal.  When partial interval recording is complete, you may choose to stop and cancel your session to delete the data or stop and save your session to save it to the portal.  



Collecting Data Using Momentary Time Sample 

The Momentary Time Sample window will display the interval length that has been predetermined in the student portal.  The interval length can be adjusted however by pressing the duration on the mobile device and selecting a different interval length from the window.  Once the 'start' button has been pressed, the interval will begin to run until it reaches zero- at this time a new window will appear listing all behaviors set to be tracked using momentary time sampling.  Each behavior will have a (plus) and (minus) beside it so that you may indicate whether or not the behavior occurs in that moment.  The window will close itself and continue to re-appear at the selected interval until 'Stop' is pressed on the Momentary screen.



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