Only a few iPad apps are designed specifically with board certified behavior analysts in mind, as of the date of publication. BehaviorTrackerPro, Skill Tracker Pro, Preference & Reinforcer, and Behavior Breakthroughs are among the highest-rated and most-downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Store.
BehaviorTrackerPro is an app designed for board certified behavior analysts who work with children with autism. The app supports an unlimited number of observers and children. Its features include optional video recording of behaviors and interventions, functional behavior assessments, full customization of included app behaviors, the ability to create your own behaviors, and the ability to upload intervention results and graphing data to a Team Portal where you can get assistance from other board certified behavior analysts. BehaviorTrackerPro is 5.1MB, costs around $30 and requires iOS 4.0 or later, as of the date of publication.
Skill Tracker Pro is an app that fully automates Applied Behavioral Analysis instruction for autistic children. Like BehaviorTrackerPro, a board certified behavior analyst designed Skill Tracker Pro. The app features four skill data collection methods, including Cold Probe for Mands, Rate of Manding, Cold Probe for Skill and Trial by Trial Data Collection. Skill Tracker Pro lets you customize elements like the number of daily probes, individual targets and skills, and the number of correct responses per day. The app has a built-in skill library as well as the ability to let you design your own skills. Skill Tracker Pro is 1.7MB, costs around $30 and requires iOS 3.1.3 or later, as of the date of publication.
Preference & Reinforcer Assessment lets board certified behavior analysts run paired choice preference assessments on an iPad, iPhone or iPod. The app’s features include descriptions of all preference assessments, a built-in timer and fully customizable colors. After assessments are run, Preference & Reinforcer Assessment analyzes the data collected and calculates relevant scores. Scores are presented on a bar graph. Preference & Reinforcer Assessment is 2.1MB, costs around $15 and requires iOS 3.0 or later, as of the date of publication.
Behavior Breakthroughs is an app that helps parents, behavior analysts and caregivers learn strategies that affect positive behavioral change in children. The app displays a 3-D child in a virtual environment and takes you through a training simulation that helps you learn how to effectively implement various behavioral strategies. The screen displays an “agitation meter” that shows how well your reinforcing skills are working with a child, based on proven clinical evidence. Behavior Breakthroughs is a free application that’s 16.2MB in size and requires iOS 4.0 or later, as of the date of publication.