About Skills

SKILLS Global is a leader high quality, comprehensive, evidence-based digital solutions for ABA professionals, clinicians, educators and parents, assisting in their efforts in providing the best possible care that delivers elevated outcomes.

Our fully integrated platform is based on decades of research and built by developers with specific expertise in the ABA space. These tools offer a combined solution that’s unmatched in the depth and span of the feature set, scope of curriculum and integrated workflows.

We are the only company in our field offering practice management solutions alongside award-winning assessment, curriculum and comprehensive ABA clinical therapy workflow platform. Complete with all the necessary organizational tools and monitoring s...


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24 Reviews of Skills

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.5 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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4 stars

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3 stars

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2

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Showing 1 - 5 of 24 results

June 2021

Amy from Sau 41

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Primary/Secondary Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

Easy implementation

Rona has been delightful to work with for many years. Skills has been instrumental in programming for students.

Pros

Coordinates with the other software for RBT supervision and training offered seamlessly

Cons

Nothing specifically is noted as a problem

Reasons for Choosing Skills

Ease of implementation and coordinated training

Response from Skills Global

Replied June 2021

Thank you for your valuable feedback, Amy. We're glad to know Rona and the team have been so helpful over the years and that our software is beneficial to you and your work. We appreciate your support!

June 2021

Christine from Spectrum Behavioral Therapies

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

If you want the best, don't waste your time looking elsewhere

Pros

Comprehensive assessment/programming, easy to use, integrated with Codemetro (which was a practice management software that I used at the time), and great feedback from both staff and supervisors (especially from supervisors who had used other data collection softwares). You can tell that SKILLS collaborated with a clinical team who knew the ins and outs of ABA as opposed to simply creating a software. I love that I am able to speak to the Product Manager on a regular basis and she is open to my feedback and relays it to the developers.

Cons

I wish we could select distractor targets to target in Random Rotation when there are more than 3 targets in the goal. This happens more often than not but even when a target is in Random rotation, it can come up 10 times in a row which isn't true random rotation. To avoid this, we have to use the NET feature but we don't love doing this as we want set notes to be written for each SD (in NET, you can only write 1 set note for each "set" which can include several different goals from different domains). I would also love it if we could have multiple DTT lessons open at the same time.

Reasons for Choosing Skills

Initially I went with SKILLS because I worked at CARD and loved that I could have access to the programming that I was used to. This also allows my supervisors to see that there is programming beyond the simple ABA cookie cutter programs that most agencies teach (i.e., executive functioning and cognition). However, I have a great experience with SKILLS because of my relationship with [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]

Reasons for Switching to Skills

Catalyst (too simple and not user friendly); Central Reach (for the same price, CR does not have the programming that SKILLS has)

June 2021

Michelle from ABA Outreach Services

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

2.0

June 2021

Comprehensive but needs work

The SKILLs staff is responsive and quick to address issues. The program saves BCBA time. But it is very hard to learn.

Pros

It includes programming content. This saves a lot of time and provides access to all the data as administrators which is helpful and keeps us safe from data loss.

Cons

The features are not user-friendly. There are too many things to remember to do simple things like adding a new exemplar. This makes it hard for new people to learn. The exemplars use language that is too complex to read and understand in the moment with a child with autism. They also should include the Discrimination Stimulus as well as the desired response. It needs to be easier for RBTs to use and understand quickly. Less jargon would make it easier. I think the system would be improved if there was a feature to capture current progress rates for the Treatment Plan rather than having to do that manually for each exemplar. The assessment in the SKILLs system is not accepted by 2 of our insurance carriers so we have to do a 2nd assessment. I wish the Logbook app worked on laptops or phones so everyone didn't need a tablet. The program is hard to learn from a live training. There is too much information and you don't really understand until you begin to use it. I would appreciate a written manual or a series of watch as needed videos to address individual parts of the system.

Reasons for Choosing Skills

SKILLs is the only system that includes programming which is SO important for BCBAs to have.

Response from Skills Global

Replied June 2021

Thank you for your input, Michele. We strive to maintain the highest clinical quality in our products and embrace the use of clinical verbiage in our tools. Discriminative Stimuli (SDs) are included with each one of the nearly 4,000 skills in the curriculum and can be viewed in both the web platform and the data collection app. While we cannot directly influence the decisions of funders regarding accepted assessments, we take great pride in the thoroughness of our assessment, which is unsurpassed, and have designed the Skills program such that the assessment need not be completed in order to use it for treatment. Thanks to feedback like this, we are constantly improving our progress monitoring capabilities and have added multiple functionalities for viewing and reporting progress in the past months. We have also added an extensive library of training videos for reference, which can be viewed in the "Request Training" link or the "Support Center" link at the bottom of every page.

June 2021

Katie from Autism Therapy Career College

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: E-Learning

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

The MOST Comprehensive ABA Curriculum Available

I have used skills for around 10 years now. I used it in my own ABA agency and now I use it when consulting with parents and other ABA companies as well as to teach my Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) students at Autism Therapy Career College (www.atcconline.com).

Pros

My favorite part of this software is the incredibly comprehensive teaching curriculum for ABA therapy. There are more goals in this software than I have seen in any software of its kind. The others don't come close when it comes to how many different goals you can teach and it includes exact teaching instructions with examples.

Cons

It takes some time to learn how to use the software with ease (because it has so much information available within it), but there is a great training/support team available to help you along the way.

Response from Skills Global

Replied June 2021

Thank you for your valuable feedback, Katie. We're thrilled to know our software is benefitting you and your practice, and that our team provides the necessary, ongoing training and support.

June 2021

Michelle from Hollis Brookline High School

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Use in an ABA classroom

Overall it is very successful in assisting us with goals and data collection. It has made writing progress reports more informative for educators and parents.

Pros

It is an excellent way to keep track of goals and collect data. The examples of SDs and prompts are extremely helpful.

Cons

There has to be an easier way to complete an entire assessment on a students' abilities than what currently exists. It is too time consuming.

Response from Skills Global

Replied June 2021

Thank you for your input, Michelle. We take great pride in the unsurpassed thoroughness of our assessment, which covers nearly 4,000 distinct skills. No other assessment on the market is as comprehensive. A short version of our assessment is also available, which greatly reduces the time required while assessing the same quantity of skills. It is also worth noting, there is no obligation to complete the assessment in one sitting, nor does the assessment need to be completed in order to initiate treatment. Hope this is helpful!