Frequency-based programs allow you to set goals for specific behaviors and work on either increasing or decreasing their frequency. Frequency-based programs will keep track of both prompt counts and duration when collecting data and automatically chart data by rate of frequency over time.
Set up a frequency-based program #
To create a behavior frequency program, navigate to Programs and select Add Program > Behaviour Frequency. The basic setup of frequency-based programs is identical to Skill acquisition programs. The primary difference is the way data is recorded and reported.
Running a frequency-based program #
When you run a session and start working on a frequency-based program, a timer will appear in the upper right corner of the screen. The timer automatically starts but you can pause the timer and manually enter a duration if you are using other devices to keep track of duration.
Apart from the duration, data collection is also identical to Skill acquisition programs.
Collecting clicker-data #
Sometimes you might want to simply record clicker data without details on level of prompting. In that case, you can create a prompt level template with only one prompt level. E.g. “Spontaneous”. In that case you simply use the target as a clicker when running a session. See a specific example in our prompt level demonstration video.
Analyzing progress on behavior frequency programs #
Visit Progress to see insights on your client’s progress.
The behavior frequency programs are conveniently grouped in the list of programs. Click on a program title to see graphs of historic session data, along with target-specific details on status, introduction date, and mastery date.
As more data is collected, the progress chart will display frequency over time per prompt level. You can see an aggregated overview of the frequency on all targets, and you can click the individual target to drill down and see how the frequency developed over time.
The frequency unit (e.g. per minute, per hour, per day) will automatically be determined for optimal readability.
You can export the frequency chart by clicking the icon in the upper right corner of the chart. This data can be exported in a variety of formats as a graph as a numerical chart, or it can be sent to a printer.