Wireless | Paperless | Effortless

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 21.10.09

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

Katka shmatka ,

Fixes Needed ASAP

The Clear Thermometer button is not working

Previous review:
The back arrow (to erase previous trials) on the iPad does not work, there is no way to adjust the data if it was taken by error as the programs and targets switch when not in massed trials setting.
Also, previously mentioned TA pluses and minuses sometimes glitch, and as annoying work around you have to press the program sidebar on the left again, which will then allow you to continue entering the data.

chuchux91 ,

Needs an upgrade or delete the system

Honestly I have had so much problems with this system. I really hope they fix having the data to be on one device at least. I have messed up my data and when I try to go back to fix it, it would not delete on the tablet my company gave me, which results with inaccurate data, great! Programs that my supervisor says she puts in, not in there. So I wasted my time in session doing certain programs that appear then disappear.
I’m constantly suggesting my supervisors and this company I’m with to switch to another database system. I have re loaded this app at least 5 times on both tablet and iPhone devices. Yes, it will work on your iPhone, but not all programs are there, if you have no bad experiences, your one the lucky ones. This app is also time consuming when you input data. Putting up to 3-5 trials it goes all the way to the top every single time I put data in which is also time consuming. I rather do paper data then use this system. It makes it frustrating and challenging for therapists like me to do their job. I use both the tablet and my phone to take data which increases my session note time to over 20 minutes and it’s suppose to be 10-15 minutes. Y’all should figure out why there is so much issues using this app, it would help therapist do their job with less stress.

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)

App Privacy

The developer, DataFinch Technologies, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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