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Catalyst Client

Catalyst Client

DataFinch Technologies

ABA Autism Data Collection platform

1.8 Ratings 204+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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  • Sep 7, 2021

    By Melinda Sebastian
    Love it when it working! Difificult to sync so all parties can see notes. On my lg has trouble in tyoing the soap notes boxes, cant edit when it acting up :(
  • 99% performance...PLEASE FIX THE 1% MALFUNCTION: SOAP NOTE May 4, 2019

    By ABA for LIFE... 👍
    I like the app and it is an asset to the art of collecting data, however; I can not record soap notes from my iPhone. There is no option or tab for this. The tab always appears on my other devices, tablet and even my IPad. I have installed several times hoping to correct this error. Please advise ASAP, this malfunction is hindering my speed and accuracy required within a therapy session.. time is of essence and data collection has to be quick and easy. I use my iPhone for proficiency and convenience, however; I have to change over to my tablet or laptop to write my summarize SOAP note. Other than this one issue...all other functionalities can be viewed at 100%. Thank you so much.
  • SO Useful for administrators Oct 5, 2011

    By Butterflykam
    I supervise programming for a number of classrooms for students with autism, and I've found it difficult over the years to monitor all of their data frequently. Instructors have loved the iPads for data collection (not to mention the fact that they don't have to enter data any longer), but it's value to me has really been the online portal. From my office, I can log in to view up-to-the-minute data for any student. This has been a very useful tool for my staff, but it's been useful to me for managing my staff.
  • Makes Data Collection a Breeze Feb 20, 2020

    By BCBAVIP
    Originally when I entered the field I started with paper data and excel. Then, I used Central Reach. However, nothing compares to Catalyst. Catalyst is a lot more user friendly and on boarding was a breeze. I enjoy the ability to create programs and store them in my library. The app has been a great tool for my RBTs on the go collecting data. I highly recommend this app to anyone looking for a data collection tool.
  • Valuable, time-saving data collection system Oct 30, 2012

    By ABAfan
    This app offers state of the art features that allow you to collect data using various measurement tools. It is beneficial to help teachers to conduct formative assessments and it also has the capability to provide efficient data collecting tools for researchers who are investigating the effectiveness of an educational intervention. Catalyst can be used on both the Iphone and Ipad, so it is portable. All data entered is graphed automatically and can be presented in a variety of ways. Saves lots of time!
  • Does the job but could be more user-friendly Jan 12, 2018

    By NBBfan#1'
    I used this at a school when working as an ABA early intervention aide and the “no” should be called “incorrect” to differentiate from “no response.” There should be a in-between option for the +/- prompts if the child begins making attempts but still needs the prompt. And when showing all the programs all at once, it messes up the data collection for that particular day, and it’s too time consuming to keep going back and forth for each program. Needs to be more user friendly.
  • TIME SAVER!! Apr 29, 2013

    By carolnikolphillips
    This app saves me so much time!! I am an in home therapist, and have taken pen and paper data for 15 years. Graphing has always taken about 20 minutes at the end of each session, but now catalyst does it for me. The child, therefore receives 20 more minutes of actual therapy time each session. I can't help but think of all the extra therapy I could have delivered over the past 15 years if I'd have had access to this type of technology!!
  • Fantastic! Dec 17, 2012

    By ChrissyP77
    I have been running DTI sessions for nearly 10 years. This app makes my job easier during the moments I am working with the children all the way to the moments during IEP and team meetings. You can have access to catalyst from any computer, which is very nice. Data are easier to collect and are more up to date! Love this app. I will never go back to taking data collection by hand or graphing by hand again.
  • Great data collection Sep 15, 2011

    By Westk1
    This app is currently being used in a DTT/ABA classroom to collect daily DTT data and Abc behavior data. This app has made my life so much better. It is absolutely amazing. The app prompts me and my assistants with what programs to ask the child. It records least to most prompts, maintenance, frequency data on behaviors etc. I no longer have to enter data ever night for 3 hours.
  • Helps run ABA sessions more intuitively Jan 12, 2022

    By vally ice
    I like how Catalyst allows the therapist to run targets back to back for DTT sessions in different types of order and can even automatically input previously mastered skills in to build Behavioral momentum. The team at Catalyst is always looking for user feedback and working to improve the app constantly to make it more user friendly and easy to use.
  • Sep 7, 2021

    By Melinda Sebastian
    Love it when it working! Difificult to sync so all parties can see notes. On my lg has trouble in tyoing the soap notes boxes, cant edit when it acting up :(
  • 99% performance...PLEASE FIX THE 1% MALFUNCTION: SOAP NOTE May 4, 2019

    By ABA for LIFE... 👍
    I like the app and it is an asset to the art of collecting data, however; I can not record soap notes from my iPhone. There is no option or tab for this. The tab always appears on my other devices, tablet and even my IPad. I have installed several times hoping to correct this error. Please advise ASAP, this malfunction is hindering my speed and accuracy required within a therapy session.. time is of essence and data collection has to be quick and easy. I use my iPhone for proficiency and convenience, however; I have to change over to my tablet or laptop to write my summarize SOAP note. Other than this one issue...all other functionalities can be viewed at 100%. Thank you so much.
  • SO Useful for administrators Oct 5, 2011

    By Butterflykam
    I supervise programming for a number of classrooms for students with autism, and I've found it difficult over the years to monitor all of their data frequently. Instructors have loved the iPads for data collection (not to mention the fact that they don't have to enter data any longer), but it's value to me has really been the online portal. From my office, I can log in to view up-to-the-minute data for any student. This has been a very useful tool for my staff, but it's been useful to me for managing my staff.
  • Makes Data Collection a Breeze Feb 20, 2020

    By BCBAVIP
    Originally when I entered the field I started with paper data and excel. Then, I used Central Reach. However, nothing compares to Catalyst. Catalyst is a lot more user friendly and on boarding was a breeze. I enjoy the ability to create programs and store them in my library. The app has been a great tool for my RBTs on the go collecting data. I highly recommend this app to anyone looking for a data collection tool.
  • Valuable, time-saving data collection system Oct 30, 2012

    By ABAfan
    This app offers state of the art features that allow you to collect data using various measurement tools. It is beneficial to help teachers to conduct formative assessments and it also has the capability to provide efficient data collecting tools for researchers who are investigating the effectiveness of an educational intervention. Catalyst can be used on both the Iphone and Ipad, so it is portable. All data entered is graphed automatically and can be presented in a variety of ways. Saves lots of time!
  • Does the job but could be more user-friendly Jan 12, 2018

    By NBBfan#1'
    I used this at a school when working as an ABA early intervention aide and the “no” should be called “incorrect” to differentiate from “no response.” There should be a in-between option for the +/- prompts if the child begins making attempts but still needs the prompt. And when showing all the programs all at once, it messes up the data collection for that particular day, and it’s too time consuming to keep going back and forth for each program. Needs to be more user friendly.
  • TIME SAVER!! Apr 29, 2013

    By carolnikolphillips
    This app saves me so much time!! I am an in home therapist, and have taken pen and paper data for 15 years. Graphing has always taken about 20 minutes at the end of each session, but now catalyst does it for me. The child, therefore receives 20 more minutes of actual therapy time each session. I can't help but think of all the extra therapy I could have delivered over the past 15 years if I'd have had access to this type of technology!!
  • Fantastic! Dec 17, 2012

    By ChrissyP77
    I have been running DTI sessions for nearly 10 years. This app makes my job easier during the moments I am working with the children all the way to the moments during IEP and team meetings. You can have access to catalyst from any computer, which is very nice. Data are easier to collect and are more up to date! Love this app. I will never go back to taking data collection by hand or graphing by hand again.
  • Great data collection Sep 15, 2011

    By Westk1
    This app is currently being used in a DTT/ABA classroom to collect daily DTT data and Abc behavior data. This app has made my life so much better. It is absolutely amazing. The app prompts me and my assistants with what programs to ask the child. It records least to most prompts, maintenance, frequency data on behaviors etc. I no longer have to enter data ever night for 3 hours.
  • Helps run ABA sessions more intuitively Jan 12, 2022

    By vally ice
    I like how Catalyst allows the therapist to run targets back to back for DTT sessions in different types of order and can even automatically input previously mastered skills in to build Behavioral momentum. The team at Catalyst is always looking for user feedback and working to improve the app constantly to make it more user friendly and easy to use.
  • Needs an upgrade or delete the system May 19, 2021

    By chuchux91
    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.
  • Dec 16, 2021

    By Kaitlyn Wilkes
    When it works, I love the app and it's interface. However it frequently crashes, loads indefinitely, and won't update my kids' programs unless I remove them from my profile and add them back, or sometimes, have to uninstall and reinstall the app.
  • Please Fix Oct 13, 2020

    By steff.sims
    I’m literally screaming in frustration at my tablet when I use this app for work. I’d wish my company switch over to a different app, due to the many errors I see when using. First, when doing the task analysis (for any trial a kid may have) the -/+ buttons to input data don’t even work! It doesn’t let me select a - or a + once the child finishes one part of the task. So frustrating seeing as the task will continue and your there fiddling with it to work and miss the opportunity with the client to see progress. Then I might have to exit out many times and restart app during trail; making client frustrated as I’m not in the moment with them and I myself frustrated for this inconvenience. Cant even see all of the steps of total task chaining as well, only on step can be shown due to the “notebook graphic” they are trying to go with. If the bugs/ lagging can be fixed, as well as the notebook graphic into a more simpler design, this app would be great.
  • Dec 8, 2021

    By Nicole Summers
    There are constantly issues trying to enter my clients' data. If it's not one thing its another. Now it's no longer clearing the data for the start of a new session
  • One of the worst apps in the store Jul 28, 2018

    By AhmadHasson
    I’m not one for writing reviews but I had to so that this can hopefully reach the developers and they get to read it and do something about it. This app is by far the ugliest app from a UI stand point. It is also so complicated in its functions that it literally requires training to understand how to use the app and navigate the different menus. If it wasn’t for the fact that the institute we go through requires it I wouldn’t use it at all. Aside from the UI, functions and navigations, the app actually crashes a lot, it is extremely buggy, and certain menus don’t really work inside the app like they do on a computer.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Reuven Rubinstein
    This app makes my job so much more difficult. The layout is actually better than any others I have used. It is also compatible with IOS/Android devices all types. The major issues are the loss of soap notes mid entry, so you need to constantly save and go back in and out every few minutes. Another issue is when trying to edit, with a compatible pen or finger, it freezes up 8 out of ten times, then your back to saving draft and going back to edit for the 45th time.
  • Oct 13, 2018

    By Haley Miller
    This is an app we need to use during our stressful times and so it is that much more obnoxious that it is difficult to work with. It crashes often, loses data I have entered as I switch between parts of the entry, the notes field seems to be somehow misconfigured as it doesn't manage to behave as expected for consistently bringing up the keyboard or capitalizing the start of sentences. There appears to be nowhere in the app to see behavior incidents that you have entered. If it weren't for our therapist using this particular program, I would not use it. Instead, we have to use it and curse it daily.
  • Aug 18, 2020

    By Quin Nguyen
    This is the worst app! Chat support is responsive, but they can only do so much during the chat. If they can't resolve the problem, they open a ticket for it with IT. IT, you guys need to do your job. Almost every update you push out causes even more issue than the initial issue. Updates are supposed to correct current bugs, but it seems like you guys add more bugs. It is absolutely frustrating to effectively work when the platform we pay for does not work as advertised.
  • Feb 13, 2019

    By Tammy Julian
    not syncing and loosing a lot of data. Do to major problems with this app i have lots a ton of data for clients. it is slow and some timee does not go to the program you press, leaving incorrect data for a client. ive had to reinstall this app often which means i loose the data that was not already synced. But the worst part is that you have no idea this is happening until much later if an audit is done.
  • Nov 7, 2019

    By Georgia Marrero
    Unreliable at best. I'm forced to use this app for work - primarily on iOS (but it's on my personal Galaxy phone as well for all the times it crashes on my iPad). The only advantage to the actual website is that the app takes longer to kick you out due to inactivity than the website (and when it does, say bye-bye to your collected data - it disappears until you manually save it). On iOS the timed programs crash a lot and only the zero out data works. Much better off using the actual website.

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  • 99% performance...PLEASE FIX THE 1% MALFUNCTION: SOAP NOTE May 4, 2019

    By ABA for LIFE... 👍
    I like the app and it is an asset to the art of collecting data, however; I can not record soap notes from my iPhone. There is no option or tab for this. The tab always appears on my other devices, tablet and even my IPad. I have installed several times hoping to correct this error. Please advise ASAP, this malfunction is hindering my speed and accuracy required within a therapy session.. time is of essence and data collection has to be quick and easy. I use my iPhone for proficiency and convenience, however; I have to change over to my tablet or laptop to write my summarize SOAP note. Other than this one issue...all other functionalities can be viewed at 100%. Thank you so much.
  • SO Useful for administrators Oct 5, 2011

    By Butterflykam
    I supervise programming for a number of classrooms for students with autism, and I've found it difficult over the years to monitor all of their data frequently. Instructors have loved the iPads for data collection (not to mention the fact that they don't have to enter data any longer), but it's value to me has really been the online portal. From my office, I can log in to view up-to-the-minute data for any student. This has been a very useful tool for my staff, but it's been useful to me for managing my staff.
  • Makes Data Collection a Breeze Feb 20, 2020

    By BCBAVIP
    Originally when I entered the field I started with paper data and excel. Then, I used Central Reach. However, nothing compares to Catalyst. Catalyst is a lot more user friendly and on boarding was a breeze. I enjoy the ability to create programs and store them in my library. The app has been a great tool for my RBTs on the go collecting data. I highly recommend this app to anyone looking for a data collection tool.
  • TIME SAVER!! Apr 29, 2013

    By carolnikolphillips
    This app saves me so much time!! I am an in home therapist, and have taken pen and paper data for 15 years. Graphing has always taken about 20 minutes at the end of each session, but now catalyst does it for me. The child, therefore receives 20 more minutes of actual therapy time each session. I can't help but think of all the extra therapy I could have delivered over the past 15 years if I'd have had access to this type of technology!!
  • Fantastic! Dec 17, 2012

    By ChrissyP77
    I have been running DTI sessions for nearly 10 years. This app makes my job easier during the moments I am working with the children all the way to the moments during IEP and team meetings. You can have access to catalyst from any computer, which is very nice. Data are easier to collect and are more up to date! Love this app. I will never go back to taking data collection by hand or graphing by hand again.
  • Great data collection Sep 15, 2011

    By Westk1
    This app is currently being used in a DTT/ABA classroom to collect daily DTT data and Abc behavior data. This app has made my life so much better. It is absolutely amazing. The app prompts me and my assistants with what programs to ask the child. It records least to most prompts, maintenance, frequency data on behaviors etc. I no longer have to enter data ever night for 3 hours.
  • Amazing data collection system! Jan 12, 2022

    By ABA098765432123
    Very user friendly. Quick data sync, everything goes to the cloud so no data is lost. The interface also includes visuals indicating if minimum trials were met in the session. Prompt codes can be individualized.
  • Noticeable improvement Jan 13, 2022

    By catalyst user
    With the last two releases I have seen a significant improvement in speed and performance when syncing. With two releases in the mast 6 weeks, catalyst appears to be making a significant effort to improve the performance and deliver née stuff.
  • Fast & Easy Way to Collect Data Feb 20, 2020

    By THE VIP GAMER
    This product has been a lot of help in our practice and a huge timesaver for my organization. I am very pleased with the the layout of the app and the fact that it can be used on my tablet or phone.
  • Valuable, time-saving data collection system Oct 30, 2012

    By ABAfan
    This app offers state of the art features that allow you to collect data using various measurement tools. It is beneficial to help teachers to conduct formative assessments and it also has the capability to provide efficient data collecting tools for researchers who are investigating the effectiveness of an educational intervention. Catalyst can be used on both the Iphone and Ipad, so it is portable. All data entered is graphed automatically and can be presented in a variety of ways. Saves lots of time!
  • Helps run ABA sessions more intuitively Jan 12, 2022

    By vally ice
    I like how Catalyst allows the therapist to run targets back to back for DTT sessions in different types of order and can even automatically input previously mastered skills in to build Behavioral momentum. The team at Catalyst is always looking for user feedback and working to improve the app constantly to make it more user friendly and easy to use.
  • Sep 7, 2021

    By Melinda Sebastian
    Love it when it working! Difificult to sync so all parties can see notes. On my lg has trouble in tyoing the soap notes boxes, cant edit when it acting up :(
  • Does the job but could be more user-friendly Jan 12, 2018

    By NBBfan#1'
    I used this at a school when working as an ABA early intervention aide and the “no” should be called “incorrect” to differentiate from “no response.” There should be a in-between option for the +/- prompts if the child begins making attempts but still needs the prompt. And when showing all the programs all at once, it messes up the data collection for that particular day, and it’s too time consuming to keep going back and forth for each program. Needs to be more user friendly.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Reuven Rubinstein
    This app makes my job so much more difficult. The layout is actually better than any others I have used. It is also compatible with IOS/Android devices all types. The major issues are the loss of soap notes mid entry, so you need to constantly save and go back in and out every few minutes. Another issue is when trying to edit, with a compatible pen or finger, it freezes up 8 out of ten times, then your back to saving draft and going back to edit for the 45th time.
  • Fixes Needed ASAP Dec 16, 2020

    By Katka shmatka
    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.
  • Dec 19, 2019

    By Cassandra Buckingham
    I really like that Catalyst helps us to centralize our data taking because we are a company that provides mostly in-home services, but this app will not open on my phone now and I cannot figure out why.
  • Too expensive Jun 6, 2012

    By Smoore7653
    Ok so I love this app don't get me wrong. I am a behavior specialist for a high school and middle school. I would love to be able to download this app onto my students iPads for my aba techs and ia's to make all of our lives easier . But at $30 a kid that comes out to over $5000 a year! I work at a public school. They can't afford that and neither can I. I am so disappointed that something like this exists and I can't afford to use it. There just seems to be something wrong with that.
  • Needs an upgrade or delete the system May 19, 2021

    By chuchux91
    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.
  • Dec 16, 2021

    By Kaitlyn Wilkes
    When it works, I love the app and it's interface. However it frequently crashes, loads indefinitely, and won't update my kids' programs unless I remove them from my profile and add them back, or sometimes, have to uninstall and reinstall the app.
  • Please Fix Oct 13, 2020

    By steff.sims
    I’m literally screaming in frustration at my tablet when I use this app for work. I’d wish my company switch over to a different app, due to the many errors I see when using. First, when doing the task analysis (for any trial a kid may have) the -/+ buttons to input data don’t even work! It doesn’t let me select a - or a + once the child finishes one part of the task. So frustrating seeing as the task will continue and your there fiddling with it to work and miss the opportunity with the client to see progress. Then I might have to exit out many times and restart app during trail; making client frustrated as I’m not in the moment with them and I myself frustrated for this inconvenience. Cant even see all of the steps of total task chaining as well, only on step can be shown due to the “notebook graphic” they are trying to go with. If the bugs/ lagging can be fixed, as well as the notebook graphic into a more simpler design, this app would be great.
  • Dec 8, 2021

    By Nicole Summers
    There are constantly issues trying to enter my clients' data. If it's not one thing its another. Now it's no longer clearing the data for the start of a new session
  • One of the worst apps in the store Jul 28, 2018

    By AhmadHasson
    I’m not one for writing reviews but I had to so that this can hopefully reach the developers and they get to read it and do something about it. This app is by far the ugliest app from a UI stand point. It is also so complicated in its functions that it literally requires training to understand how to use the app and navigate the different menus. If it wasn’t for the fact that the institute we go through requires it I wouldn’t use it at all. Aside from the UI, functions and navigations, the app actually crashes a lot, it is extremely buggy, and certain menus don’t really work inside the app like they do on a computer.
  • Oct 13, 2018

    By Haley Miller
    This is an app we need to use during our stressful times and so it is that much more obnoxious that it is difficult to work with. It crashes often, loses data I have entered as I switch between parts of the entry, the notes field seems to be somehow misconfigured as it doesn't manage to behave as expected for consistently bringing up the keyboard or capitalizing the start of sentences. There appears to be nowhere in the app to see behavior incidents that you have entered. If it weren't for our therapist using this particular program, I would not use it. Instead, we have to use it and curse it daily.
  • Aug 18, 2020

    By Quin Nguyen
    This is the worst app! Chat support is responsive, but they can only do so much during the chat. If they can't resolve the problem, they open a ticket for it with IT. IT, you guys need to do your job. Almost every update you push out causes even more issue than the initial issue. Updates are supposed to correct current bugs, but it seems like you guys add more bugs. It is absolutely frustrating to effectively work when the platform we pay for does not work as advertised.
  • Feb 13, 2019

    By Tammy Julian
    not syncing and loosing a lot of data. Do to major problems with this app i have lots a ton of data for clients. it is slow and some timee does not go to the program you press, leaving incorrect data for a client. ive had to reinstall this app often which means i loose the data that was not already synced. But the worst part is that you have no idea this is happening until much later if an audit is done.
  • Nov 7, 2019

    By Georgia Marrero
    Unreliable at best. I'm forced to use this app for work - primarily on iOS (but it's on my personal Galaxy phone as well for all the times it crashes on my iPad). The only advantage to the actual website is that the app takes longer to kick you out due to inactivity than the website (and when it does, say bye-bye to your collected data - it disappears until you manually save it). On iOS the timed programs crash a lot and only the zero out data works. Much better off using the actual website.
  • Jan 18, 2019

    By A Google user
    I can never actually open the app through my phone. It always freezes and force closes. I've tried using the desktop version and it is a completely different layout than the mobile version. I just want to read the daily notes and be able to watch videos that my son's school uploads but I can never get that far because the app or site will freeze.

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