How to win friends with quantification and prediction from Chartlytics.
The tides are changing. Behavior science is moving forward – becoming more efficient and effective – and YOU can easily become a part of that.
How? Embrace quantification and prediction.
Most of us work with healthcare and insurance providers. Most of us report to parents, colleagues, supervisors, or others. And we can communicate clearly when we use a standard chart to quantify the rate of change and project how long an intervention will take.
We can project the future
The projection line on the Standard Celeration Chart (SCC) makes it obvious whether or not a client will meet their goal on time. The aim band (or aim star) clearly shows where the client needs to be, and the black celeration line (data trend) automatically continues into a dotted projection line (future trend).
With the digital SCC, the direction and the speed of the change (celeration) is automatically continued into a dotted projection line (showing future direction and speed).
The SCC makes science easy: here’s the client’s current path, and here’s where they need to be.
How projection helped Brandon Franklin, BCBA, LBA, to increase authorized hours
Note: Brandon begins speaking in the webinar at about 20:00.
In today’s age, it’s important to have data collection and analysis that is digital and secure. But ::mic drop:: it’s also important to have a visual display that makes decisions and communication easy.
When Brandon Franklin tried out Chartlytics’ digital SCC to chart one or two clients’ treatment plans, he received very good feedback from clinicians and parents. So he helped integrate it on a grander scale in his Kentucky clinic’s Functional Assessments, Treatment Plans, and custom Data Sheets.
At the clinic, the collected data went right into Chartlytics for the Functional Assessment. “Once you… go from just your standard QABF or your FAST or your behavioral language assessment – once you add in actual baseline data and they aren’t just estimates — it’s unbelievable, the reception from insurance companies,” says Brandon, who was the Clinical Supervisor at Clinical Behavior Analysis in Louisville, KY.
“We’re able to tell insurance companies what we’re doing and how long we’re doing it,” says Brandon. Previously, it was hard to answer the question of how long treatment would take. But after getting the baseline data, Chartlytics projected the data and the clinic could say when they could discharge the client.
The bottom line is money and resources.
If your data and treatment plans show that you’ll be effective and efficient, says Brandon, insurance providers become very cooperative.
Insurance companies wants acquisition, progress of goals, and individualization. As behavior analysts, we sometimes get fixated on target behaviors or behavior reduction. But in Brandon’s experience, insurance is interested in acquisition of skills, goals, and objectives. With the SCC, the acquisition is clear, and so is the treatment.
“We’ve had clients approved for 5, 10, or even 20 hours a week of insurance hours,” says Brandon. Finding enough LBAs to meet the need can be a struggle!
As for the chart? You can take layers on and off of Chartlytics, so sometimes Brandon removed the blue SCC lines to help viewers focus on the data points. When parents and case managers saw the chart, it was fairly easy to explain. Mostly, they were interested in the data trend – getting better, or getting worse. And explaining the basics of the SCC wasn’t that hard.
And remember, we are a science that uses prediction and quantification.
We aren’t social workers, counselors, or talk therapy. We use data-driven science to get results. Chartlytics’ science can lead to better services and outcomes for your clients and your business, due to enhanced decision-making on your data — and it can make a difference for your staff and business for your clients, and make a difference for your staff.
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