1. Teach student how to fill out different components of chart. Inform student that each component translates to a given amount of points. (This helps motivate students to complete each component)
2. Description of components:
A. Cue- what are you going to do? This is were the student writes a few words to
Summarize task. Shouldn't be more than 5 words.
B. How long? Student guesses how long it will take.
C. Start time- (self explanatory)
D. Daily Notes- Student is required to write at least two sentences in subject
notebook explaining what happened in class.
E. HW Agenda- Student is required to write HW in agenda or planner after each
subject, even if there isn't any HW they need to at least write 'No HW'.
F. Do- Student crosses off time as it passes.
G. Review- Student checks if it is done within estimated time. Teacher initials.
H. Total- tally points at the end of each academic block and then at the end of the day. Totals are based on opportunities given (academic blocks that the student attended). Each block has a possibility of 7 points. If there were only 3
Academic blocks that day, then the total possible points for that day would be 21/21.
2. Conduct a preference assessment to determine what the student will work for, and set up a list of rewards that will be earned with the daily or weekly tallied points. (Make this point system achievable for the student so that rewards are given frequently to maintain motivation.)
3. Provide rewards and watch as the chart helps guide the student through self-management.
4. Fade out task cards until student has met a predetermined level of independence.
Any feedback most welcome! Please share outcomes.