Seven Misconceptions Organizations Make When Tracking Behavior

Trends and Patterns Within Behavior: #6 of Seven Misconceptions Organizations Make When Tracking Behavior

by Torri Wright | February 5th, 2020

When we collect on-going data, we begin to see trends or patterns that we otherwise would miss, given the information would be subjective and most often related to the most recent interactions. When individuals struggle with seasonal depression, trauma-related regression, changes in schedules or time changes, these show up clearly in data, over time. For these kinds of trends to be identified one would need to commit to collecting data for, at minimum a year, most effectively two years to have comparative data.

Why this kind of information is important; children are not great tellers of internal workings and I have found a majority of adults are unaware of their personal patterns/cycles of moods, therefore assuming a child would have this insight would not be realistic. In addition, when a child has any kind of unique processing or diagnosis indicating there is a different way of experiencing the world, they are going to have an even bigger challenge communicating these things.

When we think about individuals who need more one on one support, we recognize we often are guessing what to do. What if the guesswork could become minimized by implementing an ongoing tracking of data? This would not only inform within the short-term, it would also provide a valuable piece of information of what their world looks like over a year or more. BEHCA is a unique system designed to make this collection not only easy, but collaborative, which becomes a whole-person approach. 


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