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Behavior Analysts have a new best friend!
Imagine if all of the administrative hassles of data collection and data management disappeared. We did . . . and then we built Catalyst. Join the thousands of behavior analysts around the world who have revolutionized their practice.

Catalyst is the industry leading, state-of-the-art, mobile/cloud-based technology for collecting, managing, and using your data—by far the most comprehensive and flexible system available. Using Catalyst, a family or organization can completely eliminate (a) paper data sheets, (b) all of the time spent entering data, and (c) mountains of paper graphs.

Parents or professionals can then spend more time teaching, and program managers, such as BCBA’s, can access critical information quicker and much more efficiently. Quite simply, Catalyst allows users to spend less time with graphs and more time with learners.

But Catalyst is not just a data collection tool for your mobile device(s); it is not just an online system for data storage, management, graphing, and analysis. Catalyst is both! And, it works seamlessly to make your practice more efficient and more effective. Here’s how:

1. Design your own programming. Design the program(s) you want with nearly limitless combinations of customizations. And, because you define how Catalyst works for you, huge amounts of program down time can be eliminated. Catalyst will automatically move targets from baseline to acquisition to maintenance and back again, based on your preferences. Use cold probes, behavioral momentum, custom prompt levels, errorless teaching, and much more. Keep doing things the way you like, just do them better.

2. Take Your Data. Whether you want a simple frequency counter or complex skill acquisition data, Catalyst is exactly what you are looking for. In fact, Catalyst can help you take the following types of data:
• Discrete Trials
• Task Analysis (Forward/backward chaining)
• Echoic Sounds
• Toileting Data
• Duration
• Frequency
• Behavior event/ABC data
• Partial Interval
• Whole Interval
• Momentary Time sampling
• Fluency/Rate
• Quantity/Percentage
• Anecdotal Information

Catalyst can even help with timesheets, and it can do so offline or online. Now, you don’t need be to be tethered to paper or the internet!

3. Analyze Your Data. Love graphs? Let us help you nerd-out! Our online graphing engine is nuclear, allowing for dozens of different views of learner data, all customizable in real time. Users can sort data by different instructors, morning versus afternoon, “raw” numbers of trial counts during a day, average numbers of trials to mastery criteria, numbers of instructors who have recorded data, and much more. Catalyst can also help with reports, or it can combine graphs and reports into custom progress notes and insurance reports. All the information you need, all in real time with just a few clicks!

What’s New

Version 4.22.2

Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
38 Ratings
38 Ratings
kelsey_oslan ,

It’s a great tool

As an ABA therapist (BA) it’s an amazing tool to use to collect data. I’ve been using the app for almost two years. The best update was when you allowed us to be able to add notes and save them as drafts. Sometimes after a three hour session it would be hard to remember all those great moments during session. Now I don’t need to wait! I can add them throughout session and it’s so useful. I’m not sure if it’s because of the newest update but Lately I’ve been having issues with my app crashing. If I’m collecting video data, it crashes after about a minute. If I’m simply collecting data on my targets it will occasionally crash and close me out of the app. Could you guys please fix this! Especially the video component because I have been using it frequently and I’ve been missing these specific moments because the app crashes. Thanks!!!! (Still an wonderful app)

NBBfan#1' ,

Does the job but could be more user-friendly

I used this at a school when working as an ABA early intervention aide and the “no” should be called “incorrect” to differentiate from “no response.” There should be a in-between option for the +/- prompts if the child begins making attempts but still needs the prompt. And when showing all the programs all at once, it messes up the data collection for that particular day, and it’s too time consuming to keep going back and forth for each program. Needs to be more user friendly.

iDon.Mac ,

One of the worst apps in the store

I’m not one for writing reviews but I had to so that this can hopefully reach the developers and they get to read it and do something about it.

This app is by far the ugliest app from a UI stand point. It is also so complicated in its functions that it literally requires training to understand how to use the app and navigate the different menus. If it wasn’t for the fact that the institute we go through requires it I wouldn’t use it at all.

Aside from the UI, functions and navigations, the app actually crashes a lot, it is extremely buggy, and certain menus don’t really work inside the app like they do on a computer.


DataFinch Technologies, Inc.
120 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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