ABA Math - User Instructions

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Startup This is the first screen to appear.
Press the "OK" button to continue.
Options Here the therapist selects the options for the session. Most important is the "acquisition item", in this case "1+2", that the student will be working on. The seven check boxes to the right are used to select (or un-select) the ABA stages to be used. The "...trials per stage" is the number of correct responses the student must give before proceeding to the next stage. Finally, the "time limit" is the time during which the student must respond before the program gives him a "prompt".
Greeting This screen is to get the student's attention before the work begins. Currenly it's pretty lame and some day it will be replaced. The "Helicopter Math" in the audio is the name the author's son uses.
Animation [Not shown] After the student completes each of the ABA stages below (by reaching the required number of correct responses) a brief audio/visual animation is shown. This is supposed to be pleasing to the student and his motivation for working.
Status bar Each screen of the ABA stages below contains a small "status bar" at the bottom for the benefit of the therapist. It indicates the current stage, successes so far, and status of current problem.
Stage 1: MT-R Mass Trials - Receptive

The student is asked to "say" the problem and click on it.
If the student fails to respond, he will be "prompted" (see right) up to three times.
Prompted trials do not count as successes.

Stage 2: DT-R Distractor Trials - Receptive

Similar to MT-R with two random "distractor" problems added.
Student is only asked to click on acquisition item.
If the wrong item is selected, that item disappears (right) with an "oops" message, and student is asked again. "Oops" trials never count as successes even if with the correct response.

Stage 3: RR-R Random Rotation - Receptive

Similar to DT-R (above) with the two distractors replaced with two previously mastered items. In about half of RR trials the student is asked for the acquitision item, and in the others is asked for one of the other items. Both count toward success.

Stage 4: MT-E Mass Trials - Expressive

The student is asked to select the correct answer, but only one answer is provided as an option.

After any expressive problem is answered correctly, the problem and answer merge together (right).

Stage 5: DT-E Distractor Trials - Expressive

The student is asked to select the correct answer from the three provided (two are random distractors). The acquisition item is the only problem used.

Stage 6: RR-E Random Rotation - Expressive

The student is asked to select the correct answer from ten possibilies. About half the time the problem is the acquisition item, and half the time it is a previously mastered item.

Stage 7: REV Review

The aquisition item is now mastered. The student is now drilled on this item and on randomly selected mastered items.

Finished Finished with acquisition item.

Press shift-o to get the options page.