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1

Define Measurement

Quantified observation.

2

Define Continuous Measurement

Recording each instance of the target behavior along a selected dimension (i.e. Frequency, time, etc.) for the entire duration of the session

3

Define Frequency

Count of each instance of a target behavior


i.e.
# of times a client falls out of a chair

4

Define Duration

Amount of time spent engaged in single instance of target behavior


i.e.
Amount of time a "tantrum" (screaming, kicking, punching floor) lasted

5

Define Latency

Time from onset of stimulus to onset of response


i.e.
Time between instructions to "put on your shoes" and initiating action of putting on shoes

6

Define Discontinuous Measurement Procedure

Recording a sample of instances of the target behavior according to a predetermined schedule (i.e. Momentary time sampling, partial interval, whole interval, etc.)

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Define Momentary Time Sampling

Recording an occurrence or non-occurrence at a specific point in time

i.e.
Recording if client is engaged in scripting or not at the end of each 10 second interval for 5 minutes

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Define Partial Interval recording

Recording if the target behavior occurred at any point in time in a predetermined interval

i.e.
Recording if noncompliance occurred or did not occur within every 15 minute interval in the session (3:00-3:15, 3:15-3:30, etc.)

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Define Whole Interval recording

Recording if the target behavior occurred for the entire duration of a predetermined interval

i.e.
Recording if crying lasted the entire 1 minute interval of a 10 minute observation or if it occurred for less than 1 consecutive minute (e.g., 3:00­-3:01, 3:01-­3:02, 3:02­-3:03, etc.)

10

Define Permanent Product recording

Recording performance of a skill based on observing a finished product, not the actual performance of the skill

i.e.
Making the bed - a made bed
Writing a paragraph - a written paragraph

11

Define Data Entry

On Catalyst
Entering data in real time for skill acquisition and challenging behavior reduction programs

12

What are all the steps necessary for data collection?
(3 essentials)

1) Have a data system ready. (Paper and pencil, Catalyst, google drive, etc.)

2) Have a means of collection. (Access to data sheet and pen, device with necessary software/cloud system, materials such as tally counter, etc.)

3) Have the essential information. (date, client name, staff name, program)

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Define Continuous Measurement Procedures

Recording each instance of the target behavior along the selected dimension (e.g. frequency, time, etc.)