<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>6425</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Murray-Smith,R.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Williamson,J.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Borland,J.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Gray,P.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2002</YEAR><TITLE>Supporting Early Intervention Programmes for special-needs children with personal digital assistants</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED> </PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>Academic Press</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Murray-Smith:2002:6425</LABEL><ABSTRACT> Flexible behaviour logging software designed for use in behavioural therapy programmes for special needs children has been developed for a pocket personal computer (also known as a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)). It is flexible and easy to use, so that parents or teachers can customise the logger to the needs of individual children and programmes. The software is intended to allow parents or therapists to record high quality behavioural data with minimal intrusion into the teaching and interaction with children. The software can log behaviour for multiple children. The log file can be viewed on the PDA in text form, or can be transferred to a standard personal computer and viewed in a spreadsheet such as Excel, with software, which converts the logged data to a number of events, counts, and frequencies. This simplifies recording in fluency-based programmes, and allows fluency results over intermittently recorded periods during a day, and potentially in a range of locations and scenarios. The logger uses the multimedia features of the Compaq Ipaq Pocket PC, and includes customisable timed alarms (where tutors can change time period and sound emitted at end), can time specific events, and can save the last 30 seconds of sound retrospectively (to save a particular speech event, for example). </ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>