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ABC Checklist

This A-B-C data sheet is designed as a checklist tool which can help identify potential antecedents (precursors) and consequences which may be maintaining the target behavior.  ABC data sheets work best when they are thoroughly completed, therefore it may not be possible for teachers or parents to record EVERY occurrence of the targeted behaviors.  A-B-C data should be collected until a pattern emerges, typically no fewer than 10-15 observations. This checklist can be modified to include student-specific information.  It is typically a good idea to leave a space for "other" explanations which may not be included. 


Created by Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D

Time Sampling

This time sheet can be used for either a partial or whole interval recording purposes.  For whole interval recording, the behavior must occur for the entire interval in order to be recorded as having occured, indicated by a (+).  This type of recording often underestimates rates of behavior.

For partial interval recording, the behavior must occur at anytime during the interval in order to be recorded as having occured, indicated by a (+).  This type of recording often overestimates rates of behavior. 

 Created by: Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D


Scatterplot analysis seeks to identify temporal patterns of behavior.  This example here illustrates that the student's target behavior often occurs in the morning (but never right away) and in the afternoon period.  Interesting to note is the fact that the behavior rarely, if ever occurs from 10:30-12:00 pm. 


Created by Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D

ABA-Based Data Sheets

ABLLS-R Tracking Sheets and Resources

ABC Behavior Recording Form from ForestCityBehavior.Org Here is a sample of an ABC (antecedent-behavior-consequence) form that can be used for collecting data pertaining to why a behavior is occuring.  ABC data are intended to provide information pertaining to the potential function(s) the behavior(s) serve.

A-B-C data sheet (blank) from Special Connections

A-B-C data sheet with data from Special Connections

Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) 10-trial data sheet - created and uploaded by Behaviorbabe Here you fill find a variety of documents  for printing and use within ABA-based programs.  You find will be able to access generic data sheets and program organization sheets as well as forms for conducting Functional behavior assessments (FBA's) and task specific data sheets.

Scatterplot data sheet

Scatterplot from This type of data sheet is intended to be used when seeking to identify temporal correlations between (antecedent and consequential) events and the occurrence of a target behavior.

Task Analysis Form from ABA International (ABA:I) A sample Task Analysis (TA) form.

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