Behavior Support on the Go

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  1. deefreddy

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    Oct 20, 2012

    I'm hoping someone has a good solution that I could use with a student who needs a self-monitoring system. I am working with the student to reduce outbursts, and a self-recording worksheet is working great in the classroom, but since 40% of our instruction is either off-campus in the community or walking to various places on campus, where most of the outbursts occur, I need an easy, portable method for the student to keep track of his behavior when he is mobile and not sitting at a desk in the classroom. Any ideas?
     
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  3. bros

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    Oct 21, 2012

    Maybe a notepad that the student can carry around?
     
  4. EdEd

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    A few thoughts. First, bros idea of a notepad would probably be the most simple. If you're looking for something else, a few things I have tried are iPod/handheld recording. There are a few apps which are great at recording behavior. Also, more simply is a baseball umpire score device. They sell them at sporting goods stores, and basically allow the umpire to click the wheel and add balls, strikes, outs, etc. - it isn't perfect, but can allow someone to monitor simple frequency counts of behavior.
     
  5. mopar

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    We have used the iPad for tracking behaviors before. It works really great.

    They also sell a simple clicker that will allow the student to just click to count the behavior.

    I have also used counters that I move from one pocket to another pocket before or buttons on a jacket (unbutton or button for each behavior that occurs).
     
  6. deefreddy

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    Oct 24, 2012

    thanks

    i like the button or clicker idea. I'll give those ideas a try. The student has enough trouble just getting from one place to another, and remembering a pencil and notebook just wouldn't work.
     
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    I would see if you can find one with a strap so that the student doesn't need to remember it, he can wear it around his wrist or belt loop.
     

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