Getting Better Outside Support
Often, the reason to involve outside support is when the teacher, the child and potentially the classroom are being significantly impacted with no way to handle the issue with the current support system in place. Working with outside support, including Behavior Analysts/BCBAs and Doctors, can be time intensive, slow and costly. After capturing data, most outside support will either guess what the problem is or schedule time in the classroom for observation which can take 3 - 6 months. The speed of the process leaves the teacher and child in a position where the support needed can't be quickly given.
Dr. Samantha Fecich, Assistant Professor, Instructional Technologist, Author of "Edumagic"
Being able to document the frequency and duration of events is fantastic but also being able to send it immediately to parents and doctors? - Come on that's a game-changer in special education!
Most of the systems around this long process are designed to support information which is qualitative in nature, but has challenges with getting the detail needed for quantitative analysis. To get around these limitations, processes are created, increasing the time to diagnose and the cost. BCBAs must spend time collecting quantitive data, decreasing the immediate support they can provide to teachers, parents and students. Doctors, on the other hand, only have very limited information to make a diagnosis. This is followed up with therapy recommendations or medication prescriptions. After, the doctor and BCBA check back in to get feedback on if their recommendations are working. All of this increases the amount of time per child, and can be resolved with better information.
With mytaptrack®, the effort to collect detailed quantitative information can be done with a click of a button.