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The Student Settings tab will help you customize various controls for each student. You can control DTT Session Settings. Prompt Delay Settings, Interval Recording Settings, and more.

 


 

SESSION SETTINGS

 

 

 



Use Timesheet/SOAP Note -  When this option is set to yes, an orange button titled 'New SOAP Note' is enabled within green 'SOAP Notes' notebook tab, allowing users to enter SOAP Note data. An additional orange button titled 'Timesheet/SOAP Note' appears on the student notebook start page. Either button can be used to submit a new SOAP Note entry. Once this setting is enabled, you can customize the note template from the Administration section (read more).

 


 

DTT SETTINGS


 


Correction Trials - Choose the number of identical and consecutive correction trials to be presented following a prompted response.  A correction trial is a trial presented immediately after a prompted trial, and the notion is that learners may often perform better on correction trials, thus providing an opportunity for differential reinforcement. 

Momentum Probes - Choose the number of previously mastered tasks/trials to be presented preceding each current acquisition target during a teaching session. 

Momentum Type - Choose the type of momentum targets—Intermixed, Suggested or Multiple Scored—and define the number of and manner in which behavioral momentum probes will present prior to acquisition targets during a DTT session. When using Intermixed type, after scoring a particular target, the next target that pops up, will be one defined behavioral momentum target. When using Suggested type, after scoring a particular target, a new page with a list of up to 10 momentum targets will be listed for reference only. When using Multiple Scored type, after scoring a particular target, a new page with a list of up to 10 momentum targets will be listed and any of them can be scored as maintenance.

Target Selection Mode - Choose the manner in which targets are presented during a DTT session—Random, Weighted by Performance, or Ordered. When using Random selection, all targets selected for the DTT session are presented in a traditionally random order. When using Weighted by Performance selection, targets are presented based on their current “weights,” which are computed based on student performance and trial counts.  Targets on which students are having most difficulty AND the least practice become increasingly likely for selection. When using Ordered selection, all targets selected for the DTT session are presented in a specific, user-chosen order (you must also create a Playlist when using this feature).

Momentum counts as Maintenance - This setting allows you to select if you would like momentum targets (previously mastered targets that are interspersed between acquisition targets during a DTT sessions) to count towards the maintenance mastery criteria.  By selecting "Yes", the scores or performance on momentum trials conducted during DTT sessions will be included in the criteria used to evaluate maintenance.  By selecting "No", the scores or performance on momentum trials conducted during DTT session will not be included in the criteria used to evaluate maintenance, 

Pull Momentum Targets From - This setting allows you to select from where your momentum targets will be pulled. Choosing momentum targets from All Maintenance Targets will select momentum probes from targets across all maintenance levels for that student.  Alternatively, you can select one individual level from which to pull momentum targets.  

Exclude Targets From - When the option to pull momentum targets from All Maintenance Targets is selected, you will also have the choice to exclude momentum targets from being pulled from any one of the other maintenance lists. When a list is selected here, the items appearing on it will not be pulled for momentum items within sessions.

Lock Settings - Choosing “yes” will render users unable to modify these settings via the app. Choosing “no” will allow users to make changes to these settings in session from the device.

 


 

PROMPT DELAY SETTINGS

 

 

 

Prompt delays indicate the amount of time that elapses between the instructor’s initial demand and the delivery of the teaching prompt. These notes will be displayed for the instructor under the SD.

Advance/Regress By - Choose the number of seconds by which you want to either advance or regress your prompt delay, once it reaches (or fails) mastery. This will be the difference in time between your delay interval levels.

Max Delay - This setting controls the maximum number of seconds by which the instructor delays the delivery of their prompt if the student does not independently respond. Set it higher to increase the number of seconds in this delay interval (thereby, giving the student more time to respond to the instruction).

Advance Delay After - Choose the number of consecutive correct OR total trials after which you wish the prompt delay to increase.

Regress Delay After - Choose the number of consecutive incorrect trials after which you wish the prompt delay to decrease.

When a prompt delay is displayed on the app, it begins with a delay of zero seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the student meets the advanced the delay criteria (5 correct trials in the above example), the next prompt delay will be displayed.

 


 

INTERVAL RECORDING

 



Momentary Interval - Choose the amount of time between your momentary interval recording popups.

Momentary Popup Duration - Choose how long your momentary interval recording window will stay open and available to take data. The scoring window automatically closes after this interval is complete. If the observer does not score anything during the time in which the popup is open, there is no data stored for that momentary interval.

Start Momentary Automatically - You can define whether or not the momentary time sampling will automatically start when a student notebook is chosen on the device.  If you select no, you will need to manually begin the session by tapping on the Behaviors tab on the left side of the device screen, then the Momentary Sample button at the bottom right of the popup window, and then tapping start.

Partial Interval – Observation Interval – Select the amount of time in which you’d like your Observation Interval to be, when taking Partial Interval behavior data. This is the amount of time in which you wish instructors to have to observe the behavior in question.

Partial Interval – Recording Interval - Select the amount of time in which you’d like your Recording Interval to be, when taking Partial Interval behavior data. This is the amount of time in which you wish instructors to have to record whether or not the behavior(s) occurred within the preceding Observation Interval.

 


 

OTHER SETTINGS

 



Score Prompt Codes on TAs - When the option to “Score Prompt Codes on TAs” (Task Analyses) is set to yes, users can take data on the prompts that they use to obtain student responding, and data can be graphed correspondingly. When this feature is set to no, TA steps are scored as yes/no items only.

Zero Out Targets and Behaviors - Based on student attendance, Catalyst has the ability to add "zero" data points to select targets & behaviors. This feature can be helpful in making sure your graphs are reflective of days in which the student was present, but did not exhibit any behaviors.

Default Desired Daily Trials - This controls the default number of desired daily trials that appear when creating a new target. You can change these on an individual basis by editing the settings for specific targets.

Device Tally Buttons - On the mobile app, Catalyst has the ability to display shortcut frequency or tally buttons at the bottom of the screen.  This setting defines whether skill acquisition targets, behavior reduction targets, or both show up as shortcuts on the device.

Frequency buttons can also be reordered by clicking the "reorder" link next to Device Tally Buttons. 

A popup window will open and frequency/tally targets can be reordered by dragging and dropping them.

The colors of the items match those on the app (brown for skills, green for behaviors). Bolded items are skills currently in treatment and will show up on the device. After clicking Save, they should appear in the selected order on the device.

Maintenance Condition Lines-   When this option is set to yes,  Catalyst will automatically add condition or phase change lines for each maintenance level transition.

Automatic Annotations for Errorless Targets-   When this option is set to yes, Catalyst will automatically enter condition or phase change lines when a target enters a new prompt level within the errorless prompt schedule. 

Automatic Goal Lines for Mastery - When this option is set to yes, Catalyst will automatically add Goal Lines to Skill Acquisition graphs based off the mastery criteria for the target.  This setting is based on the mastery criteria at the time the target is open.  That is, if you later change the mastery criteria the goal line will NOT automatically update.

Re-Master Auto-Opens Next Target This setting allows you to specify if re-mastering a target will trigger auto-open order. 

 

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