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  1. Private provider feedback

    What I did over the weekend section

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      1 comment  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Collect notes when the person you're caring for spends time with someone else

      If/when you know they will be with someone else– a friend, caregiver, family member, etc– you can create and use an Activity Type called 'Visit' to log an upcoming activity, and use the person's name in the description.

      This would record at least that your care recipient was with them during that time, and then you can try to make a point of always having notes in there about their time together.

      This way if you see one that is blank, it might serve as a reminder to ask them about it, and even if you don't have notes, you'd…

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        0 comments  ·  Genius ways to use Birdhouse  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Simple Report Types (for me) and more so for my Kid's Doctor

        1. Export is NOT working for me. Sure I can export to excel and also to word..BUT..unfortunately it just shows formatting errors. Much better to export into a .pdf which can then be emailed to my kid's therapist?. 2 Better still, if the export could create a LINK which the therapist could click and view the report generated by me? 3. Can we do line graphs and piecharts..yeah not as cool as funny face icons, but great for Left brain types :-(

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          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Behavioral Tools

          Section for CBT and DBT skills

          breathing, counting, ABC's, singing, things that the child has been taught to assist in calming down

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            0 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Alternating Schedule

            It would be able to have therapists that are on a alternating schedule in the therapist area, without having to add them a second time.
            Example, our music therapist we see Wednesday one week and then Thursday the next.

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            • Reminder to drink more water

              Wish you remembered to drink more water? I did.
              So I made an email reminder in my Birdhouse to email me twice a day at times when I should be reminded to drink water if I haven't been.
              I'm not actually recording the water, but just seeing the email with the fun subject line I wrote helps to remind me and to keep my good habit going in those times when I'm slacking.
              I feel so good about it; it's one of those little things that I am so grateful for.

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                0 comments  ·  Genius ways to use Birdhouse  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • More than just Therapists

                I'd like a different term for the category "Therapists", maybe Care Team or just Contacts. I would like to keep contact information for everyone involved in my child's care, not just therapists; teachers, caregivers, doctors, etc.

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                  1 comment  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • can't seem to do much on the mobile app version compared to desktop website version

                  i'm a newbie so please forgive me if i have missed out features.. but I just found the mobile app version missing a lot of the features available on the desktop website version even as a premium user.
                  like unable to check if scheduled medication has been given, or seeing reports, and etc. And there's no 'more' tab, or other option tab that allows me to go to other sections/features available on desktop version birdhouse, like profile, export data and etc.
                  ..which also reminds me.. is there option to export data in different formats other than csv? not sure what…

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                  • ability to color code the existing activity symbol + customize activity name/symbol

                    I have ASD child who has poop accidents (not done in the toilet but elsewhere) once every now and then, but there is only one 'poop' symbol to use for both regular poop and poop accident. and this is inconvenient on the report because I can't tell how many times she had poop accidents out of all the poops done within a week or month or etc.. so if there was an option to use different color on the same 'poop' symbol, it'll help us to easily see on the graph where/when she had the poop accident and when she…

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                      0 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Great suggestion/feedback.
                      We are working on a wonderful version of this that I think you are going to love.
                      In the meantime, one detail that might help you;
                      In the Reports section, if you select Other and the click the checkbox below that says ‘Show Advanced Filters’, there will be a chart that shows your various types of Other, and you could select just one or two specific ones you wanted graphed/included in your export data, like ‘Poop accident’
                      I hope this helps.
                      We can’t wait to see how you like the new stuff we are working on.

                    • IEP & FAMILY TEAM MTGS

                      Great idea to add. Listing details of
                      1. Goals
                      2. Grades
                      3. Behaviors
                      4.Attended participants
                      5. Current academic levels
                      6. Special factors
                      7.Accomodations
                      8.Testing
                      9. Safeguards
                      10.Notes

                      To make a grid & be able to add data at ur fingertips.This would be a great Tool to have.

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                        0 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Great suggestion!
                        We will keep these in mind as we continue to evolve the product.
                        I would love to see an example of what you mean by ‘make a grid and add data’. Do you already have something like this you’d like to be able to do and update with Birdhouse that we could see? How do you do this system?
                        You can email us details at owl@birdhousehq.com

                      • Medication time alert

                        I use other apps solely for med time reminders. I get a notification to ensure I don't forget to give my son meds. This comes in handy on weekends or when we're out of the house during regular med time. It would be great to have one on Birdhouse.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Great suggestion!
                          It’s so helpful to hear specifically how this affects you and how you would like it to work.
                          We definitely have this on our to-do list and will keep you posted on the progress as there are things to report.

                        • I need to track poop and correlate with supplements and food.

                          It would be awesome to look at poop specifics, not just time/date, while also comparing it to supplements and/or food. We are working on healing my son's gut, so figuring out poop problems is the number one reason I use Birdhouse at this point. Also to monitor moods and reactions to supplements and foods, so having a broader range of moods would be helpful. I think you guys are working on that though...

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                            2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We are working on adding more options for how you track and evaluate Poop.

                            One new option would be to create a new category called something like Poop Status (or anything other than Poop) and then you could enter the different descriptions/common categories, like ‘small’ or ‘loose’, etc, whatever specifics you needed to measure separately.

                            If you have questions, please ask at owl@birdhousehq.com

                            Adam

                            ~ a birdhouse owl

                          • APP for IPAD

                            I am a teacher for young children with developmental delays and disabilities, I would love to be able to use my IPAD while I'm in the classroom to track for multiple children but I have not come across a Birdhouse IPAD app, am I missing something or is there any possibility of this? Thanks

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                              0 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi Megan, that’s a great suggestion. We’d LOVE to build an iPad app and eventually we will, but for the time being we are focusing our efforts on making our iPhone and Android apps as great as they can be.

                              That being said, you can certainly use the iPhone app on your iPad (and for that matter, an Android app on an Android tablet or Kindle), with just a few extra steps.

                              Below is a quick article on how to download our iPhone app to your iPad. It may not be 100% ideal, but it’s definitely better than nothing at all and many people enjoy it :-)

                              http://community.birdhousehq.com/knowledgebase/articles/407425-how-to-use-or-install-birdhouse-on-your-ipad

                              Hope to have a better answer for you sooner than later!

                              -The Birdhouse Team

                            • The MOOD graph is useless, here's why..

                              Every "MOOD" has a HAPPY face. So, for example, when you want to see a Report of your childs moods for the week, he looks pretty darn "happy" all the time. You really need to change the emoicons to different faces other than just a smiley face. Otherwise, the reports graph is completly useless.

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                                4 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Absolutely.
                                This is a challenging one. We used to have different faces for the moods and it was great and really fun. As we started adding more moods, it took a lot longer to add them if we wanted to have matching faces for each one. We decided that, for the time being, it would be better to add new mood options faster and eliminate the faces issue until we could handle it more efficiently.

                                Have you clicked the ‘Show Advanced Filters’ checkbox, yet?
                                It’s not a perfect solution, but this will give you another chart that will allow you to show/hide the specific mood types, so you could include only positive or negative ones on the graph, or only a specific mood, and this would allow you to know what the smily face represents, for the time being.

                                Or you can scroll down to the Data table and check…

                              • It were accessible to Autistic persons who wish to self-regulate.

                                I'm an Autistic adult who'd like some sort of app that would help me keep track of this sort of thing on my own. Birdhouse is amazing, but sometimes I feel a little condescended by it since it's geared towards parents of Autistic kids.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  This is great feedback.
                                  I’m so sorry to hear that it gives you a condescending tone.
                                  We started with making the tool focused on adults looking after kids, as that was our personal need and what we knew best. We are trying to do a GREAT job at that before diverting our attention.
                                  That being said, we are also always looking for ways to make changes and learn more about how to accommodate more people who would like to use the tool.
                                  If you would like to send us a private message at owl@birdhousehq.com and share more specifics about what parts make you feel condescended to, how you currently use it that is helpful, and what are some changes we could make that would make it even more helpful, we’d love to hear about it and think about how when can incorporate that feedback into our plan.

                                • Put two Activity types on the chart and see how they relate to each other

                                  If you have a problem with Poop or potty training and want to see what you can do to handle it better, one idea would be to put Poop on the chart and see what times it usually happens and/or what days it usually happens. Is there any kind of pattern that you didn't know?
                                  Perhaps put another activity type up and see if there is any kind of relationship. Maybe they always poop within 30-40 minutes after a nap, or after a therapy?

                                  You could try similar things with other problem areas, or other successes, to see how you…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Don't use military time on report

                                    I have had to really stay on top of my son's sleeping pattens this past month. The Report feature has been a HUGE tool to sharing that information with doctors. EXCEPT, when they ask, "what time did he go to bed?" I check my report and say "19:45pm" (LOL). Then I do the quick conversion in my head and say "7:45pm" The idea of the "report" is to NOT have to "think" because Birdhouse has done all of the "thinking" for me. It's a minor flaw, but it would help. Just a suggestion.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Absolutely! Great idea.
                                        This is definitely on our list. We have a few other big things in line ahead of it that I think you’re gonna like, but we will definitely get to this after that. We will update the status here as we get closer, so you know when it’s coming.

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                                        • Sensory issues

                                          Sensory integration disorder and issues that comes with it.

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                                            8 comments  ·  Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            You can now use the category Sensory, either in your list or accessed by using ‘Something Else’

                                            As you add different descriptions of sensory interventions or seeking behaviors or whatever details you are documenting, they will pre-populate.

                                            Then you can graph them in reports, see total counts during different periods, get a review of them sent in your weekly and monthly email summaries, and more.

                                            Let us know what you think and how we can make these more effective for you!

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