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Data-Driven ABA Therapy: How Catalyst Helps Providers and Clients

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In the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), accurate and efficient data collection is crucial for measuring progress and making informed decisions. Catalyst, an industry-leading data collection software by Therapy Brands, offers a wide range of features designed to streamline the data collection process, enhance analysis capabilities, help providers make more informed decisions, and improve outcomes for ABA providers and their clients. Let’s explore the key features that allow this to happen:

Customized Templates and Assessment Information

Catalyst allows ABA providers to capture notes and signatures in customized templates, making documentation quick and easy. Additionally, important assessment information can be efficiently inputted, ensuring comprehensive data collection. ABA providers can tailor these templates to meet the unique needs of each client, saving time and improving accuracy.

Skill Acquisition and Behavior Reduction Data Collection

With Catalyst, ABA providers can collect skill acquisition and behavior reduction data in any measurement type they prefer. Whether it’s discrete trial teaching (DTT) targets, duration targets, task analysis targets, frequency and rate data, or toileting data, Catalyst handles them all. ABA providers can customize prompts, fade prompts gradually, and run conditional discrimination programs seamlessly. This versatile data collection capability enables ABA providers to track progress effectively and tailor interventions accordingly.

Automated Mastery, Maintenance, and Baseline Criteria

Catalyst offers an intelligent automation feature that allows ABA providers to set mastery criteria, such as the number of trials or percentage of trials required for mastery. Once the goals are reached, Catalyst automatically masters out targets, saving valuable time and effort. Failed baseline probes automatically open to be targeted in treatment, ensuring comprehensive data collection. ABA providers can seamlessly move mastered targets into different phases of maintenance, running them at specified times. This automation feature enhances efficiency and promotes effective target allocation.

Advanced Graphing Engine

Catalyst’s graphing engine is a powerful tool that provides ABA providers, parents, administrators, and others with real-time data visualization. The customizable graphs offer up to twenty options for analysis, including condition lines, comparisons, trend lines, averages, and splitting data by therapists. ABA providers can easily print, save, share, and import graphs into Microsoft Word, making data reporting and analysis effortless. The flexibility and precision of Catalyst’s graphing engine empowers ABA providers to identify trends, assess progress, and make data-driven decisions.

Automatic Progress Reports

Creating progress reports, insurance reports, home notes, and graph consolidations can be time-consuming tasks for ABA providers. Catalyst eliminates this burden by automating the generation of progress reports with a click of a button. ABA providers can choose from built-in templates or customize their own to meet specific requirements, including branding and layout. This feature saves hours of administrative work, enabling ABA providers to focus more on providing quality care.

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VB-MAPP Integration

Catalyst’s integration with VB-MAPP makes it easier for ABA providers to implement the assessment and monitor progress continually. Providers can utilize the pre-built assessments in Catalyst, automatically inputting data into a student’s VB-MAPP report, enabling them to make more informed decisions about treatment plans. Additionally, Catalyst allows providers to visualize and track progress over time, making it easier to identify skill deficits or areas that require more attention.

WebABA Integration

When Catalyst is used in conjunction with WebABA practice management software, ABA providers unlock unparalleled efficiency and sophistication. The integration streamlines tracking and compliance based on payer requirements. It offers smart scheduling with approved duration and staff credential and availability checking. Billing integration pulls in codes based on staff session notes, payments are reconciled, and EOBs are automatically posted. With mobile documentation and scheduling, staff can work remotely, ensuring continuity of care.

OBM (Organizational Behavior Management)

Catalyst’s OBM feature enables ABA providers to track staff performance and manage organizational goals with ease. ABA providers can set performance targets for staff members, monitor their progress, implement reinforcement protocols for meeting targets, and collect data on the outcomes. Catalyst’s automation capabilities allow providers to minimize the administrative load and conduct structured performance feedback. OBM’s functionality enhances staff productivity, engagement, and accountability.


Catalyst’s supervision feature offers a streamlined approach to supervision practices. ABA providers can assign cases to supervisors, track feedback in real-time, and access comprehensive reports on their supervisees’ performance. Supervisors can review progress, provide feedback, and adjust interventions seamlessly. Catalyst simplifies the documentation and scheduling of supervision sessions, enabling ABA providers to oversee multiple cases efficiently.

Compatibility with Devices and Remote Accessibility

Catalyst’s data collection software offers compatibility with various devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It also supports remote data collection, enabling ABA providers to access and collect data from different locations. This flexibility allows providers to conveniently monitor their clients’ progress and make informed decisions about treatment plans, whether they are in the clinic or in the field. Catalyst’s compatibility and remote accessibility make it an essential tool for ABA practices, improving efficiency and facilitating personalized care for clients.

Multi Baseline Design: Leveraging Catalyst’s Data Collection Software for ABA Research

Multiple baseline design involves implementing an intervention or treatment across multiple participants, settings, or behaviors at different times to observe and measure its effects. Catalyst’s software provides researchers with customizable data collection templates, automatic data syncing, and real-time data analysis capabilities. These features enable researchers to easily collect, organize, and analyze data from multiple baselines, track progress over time, and compare baseline and intervention phases within each baseline. With Catalyst, researchers can streamline the complex process of implementing multi-baseline designs, ultimately enabling them to focus on gaining valuable insights and producing high-quality research outcomes.

Moving Forward with Catalyst

Catalyst’s Data Collection Software provides ABA providers and their clients with a comprehensive and powerful toolset for effective data collection, analysis, and reporting. The customizable templates, advanced graphing engine, automation features, and seamless integration with WebABA offer significant benefits, including improved accuracy, time savings, better decision-making, and enhanced client outcomes. By utilizing Catalyst, ABA providers can streamline their processes, optimize data collection, and ultimately provide the best possible care for their clients. Schedule a demo for an inside look at how Catalyst can help your practice and clients.



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