Data Collection

What’s With All The Data

When behavior services began data is collected on each target behavior, this data is known as baseline data. It allows the behavior analyst and client,family and circle of supports to know the frequency for the target behavior before treatment is given. The data is collected during all stages of treatment. Data is then compared to determine the effectiveness of treatment being provided. 

While it can be very difficult to stay focused in collecting the data it is very important to the quality of treatment. 

Some ideas to make data collection easier.

  • Share with the behavior analyst any problems or concerns you may have.
  • Use methods such as applications on your phone to help keep track such as behavior drive mobile(free) or Catalyst Clients (Free)
  • Use a hand counter
  • Use items such as change to transfer from one pocket to the other.

Ask your behavior analyst for more idea’s.