What is the C-BATT?
It stands for the Comprehensive Behavior Assessment & Treatment Tools. It has been my goal to create a "family" of interrelated tools and programs that help psychologists, behavior analysts, and other educational, mental health, and medical clinicians assess and treat kids and adults using selective scientifically-based technologies.
We've been going around and showing our two main web-based programs, Rapid Screener (RS) and Progress Communicator (PC) as well as demonstrating our L.U.N.C.H. Group Social Skills Program (manual and training due out Sept 07).
- In case you don't already know, RS allows up to 10 raters to rate a student's behavior providing an unparalleled "360 degree" of student functioning. The subsequent analysis helps families and schools quickly determine what areas to target and effectively moves the team process forward. It also provides a simple, yet powerful method for determining Response to Intervention. In fact, using RS, it can be determined in 10 seconds (really!).
- PC allows teachers, students, parents, and other individuals to report on a student's behavior. Each rater is greeted by an interface designed for him or her. So, kids see a friendly, sometimes animated greeting, while teachers and parents each see an interface designed to help them quickly report on behavior.
- The best way to learn about these programs is by visiting our website, www.behaviortech.net, or by attending a webinar or teleconference. Click here for our current schedule. If you would like to set up a teleconference, on-site demo, or receive a free trial for Rapid Screener,fill out a support inquiry. Of course you can phone our office at 818.788.2100 (press "Option 1").
Two new assessment and treatment articles explaining how technology enhances motivation to improve treatment outcomes.
I was able to obtain permission to reprint a couple of recently published articles about using technology in assessment and treatment. Just click and read or download and print out to read later. Here you go...
Three simple ways using Google will make your life easier
Last issue (Winter 2007), I wrote about using Gmail, one of my favorite productivity tools. But that only scratches the surface of its capabilities. Here are a few more Google tips and tricks.
- Use Google as a calculator. That's right! You know that ubiquitous search bar? Type in something like "48*2" or "125/3." You'll receive your result instantly plus have a chance to click on the "real" Google calculator.
- Make Gmail more secure. Do you know what that little "s" in "http" vs "https" means? Click here to find out (90 second flash movie). Don't have flash? Click here to download.
- Use Google "Alerts." It can be so difficult to keep up with what's going on. Google Alerts allows you to type in search terms to track news stories, sport teams, essentially anything you wish to keep keep tabs on. Click here for more information. Unlike many other Google products, you do not need an email account to create "alerts." However, if you do have one, it is a smoother process and you can manage them all in one place.(To sign up for Gmail, see our Winter 2007 newsletter.)