Future Help Designs presents at the 2012 Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM) conference on three of it’s creations: iBAA, KeepInMind, and FHDNet. The presentations were given on February 23, 2012 at BAAM held in Ypsilanti, MI
The Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan has been organized to support and promote scientific research on the basic principles of behavior and the extension of those principles to create demonstrably effective and humane outcome-based therapies with the primary goal of establishing and enhancing functional independent living skills. BAAM Future Help Designs gave two presentations in it’s second year at the conference.
The presentations are titled “Apps for Behavioral Assessment and Intervention”. Part 1 features iBAA (Behavioral Assessment Application, and Part 2 features KeepInMind and FHDnet. The presenters included Paul G. Chrustowski (Future Help Designs, Pontiac, MI), Christian Marcillo (Future Help Designs, Pontiac, MI) & Glen Konopaskie (Future Help Designs, Pontiac, MI)
PART 1 iBAA,
iBAA by Future Help Designs
iBAA is a behavioral assessment application for the iOS platform (iPhone and iPod touch). Instruction during the presentation included how the application can greatly enhance the time and cost efficiency of existing practices of behavior analysts in conducting the full spectrum of direct behavioral assessments:
- qualitative observations,
- cumulative behavioral frequencies,
- peer-referenced interval recording,
- functional behavioral assessments (FBAs), and
- assessments of the instructional or observational environments.
Behavior analysts learned about using iBAA’s flexibility and customizable potential for use in a variety of clinical and residential settings with a variety of clients, ease of data entry, and reporting options. Visit iBAA on the App Store to learn more.
PART 2 KeepInMind and FHDNet
KeepInMind by Future Help Designs
These two additional tools, KeepInMind and FHDnet, assist in implementation of behavioral interventions is shared. The purpose of the apps include:
- prompts to clients for treatment compliance;
- delivery of affirmations to clients receiving behavioral treatment for depression;
- delivery of attention cues for clients receiving behavioral intervention for Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);
- delivery of reminders for clients to do behavioral homework;
- prompts to clients to use prescribed coping skills;
- delivery of reminders to clients with developmental disabilities or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for performance of activities of daily living;
- prompts/reminders for plan implementers for delivery of discriminative stimuli and/or reinforcers; and
- prompts/reminders for plan implementers to conduct a prescribed intervention or gather data.
Each prompt delivery requires a recipient response, providing the behavior analysts feedback regarding client treatment compliance or fidelity of implementation data for non-clinicians implementing a plan on a daily basis. Attendees were also be exposed to a platform for iPad educational applications in development, which will allow for individualized and differentiated instruction via iPad in an educational setting. The platform is of particular interest to those working with students as higher functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders as it will engage the learner and maximize and client functional independence. Visit KeepInMind on the App Store to learn more. Look for upcoming releases of FHDNet on our blog.
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