Skill Acquisition Programs

Skill acquisition programs make it easy to set up long and short term goals and analyze the client's progress on each of them.

Set up a skill acquisition program

To start, on your client's page, select Programs (1),  Add Program (2), and Skill Acquisition (3).

add programYou will then be taken to a page where you can write the program's name (should be added first!), the instructions. Under Treatment  you can add your baseline and goal for your client.  You will be able to add targets and select prompt levels and mastery workflow.


Quick tip: Add a cover photo

Add a professional, inviting appearance to any of your programs with a cover photo. Select the icon to the right of your program's name, and you can upload a picture. This can make navigating programs from your client's Home page more user-friendly and welcoming.

Instructions can be formatted as fits best using headlines, bold text, lists, etc.

Quick tip: Avoid formatting issues.

If you are pasting text from Word or another program you can press Shift+Ctrl+V (PC) or Shift+Cmd+V (Mac) to prevent the original text formatting from messing up the instructions when shown on Hi Rasmus.

We encourage you to add instruction videos for your programs rather than writing long and detailed instructions. Videos are much easier for the therapist or parent to model when working with a child.

If you access the Hi Rasmus platform from a smartphone or tablet, your camera application will be opened automatically when clicking Upload Instruction video.

Add targets

Click the Targets tab to set up targets (short term goals) for the program. As you add new targets you can select the current status for each target. The platform will automatically record the introduction date for each target the first time data is recorded for the target.

Quick tip: Add new targets by pressing Enter.

When you have finished adding a target, simply press Enter on your keyboard to add another one immediately. This will speed up the process as you build a program with many targets.

The targets will be Waiting by default. Read more about targets and their lifecycle.


Discriminative Stimulus (SD) Option

Want to clarify and specify instructions for your users? Adding an SD can sometimes be useful in this regard. For both skill acquisition and frequency programs, these can be added (and varied, if need be) for each target. You will click on Add SD  and a box will appear in each target. You then type the SD, and it can be different for each target.


Specify data recording properties
Click Data recording to set up which prompt levels you want to record and which automatic workflow (mastering criteria) this program should use.

Running a skill acquisition program

When you run a session with a skill acquisition program, you can record data by clicking the individual target and then selecting the level of prompting used during the trial. You can record an unlimited number of trials for each target. The platform will automatically keep track of the recorded data so you can analyze it as needed.

Data recorded in the individual sessions can be viewed in the client's History .

Monitoring progress

To monitor the client's progress, go to their Progress section. You will see an overview of the accumulated number of targets mastered over time. You can also drill down into the individual program to see target mastery on the individual program including the introduction dates and mastery dates. 

Types of Targets

The Skill Acquisition program gives you the opportunity to mix and match different types of targets within the same program!

To do so, when adding a target, you will click on the arrow located on the right side of  "Add Target". That will give you a drop down menu with all the options.


Below you can see an example. The program's name is Morning Classroom Routine. The types of targets used on this program are Discrete Trial, Duration, Rate, Task Analysis and Set of Targets. You can set it up the way it works best for you!

mix and match