Do you find yourself repeating the same request three or four times before your students comply? Fret no more! This is a behavioral intervention that continues to be used successfully in the school environment and can easily be adapted for use in the home environment as well. There is widespread research to support the use of a “token economy” for the management of behaviors.
The gist is this: tokens can be traded for access to a variety of rewards (including activities or inexpensive items) in return for good behavior. Children, especially ones aged 3-5, perform better on tasks whenever an incentive is provided. The purpose of this product is to make the abstract concept of following an adult directive appear more concrete by providing a visual representation to the child.
This product can be adapted to suit any need. For example, a child who struggles to complete their nightly routine can use the token system while performing each step of this routine (one token for taking a bath, one for putting on their pajamas, and one for brushing their teeth).
It can also be used for academic routines, such as homework completion (for example, the child receives one token per 5 math problems completed, or one token per correct spelling word).
For children with special needs, such as Autism, this token system can be used to facilitate communication or peer interaction (for example, earning a token when making appropriate eye contact or when using appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication).
Let your child to assist in selecting a reward. This allows for optimal reinforcement, and will also facilitate the development of self-monitoring behaviors.
Reward good behaviors more frequently when first implementing this product into your daily routine. As your child becomes familiar with the token system, you can stretch the amount of time between delivery of tokens for good behaviors.
**Included for instant download are both color variations displayed in the thumbnail, 1.5 x 1.5 inch "Wow!" tokens displayed in thumbnail, and sixty pictures of reinforcing toys/activities to work for.
Superhero cards are roughly 6 x 6 inches and 300 pixels per inch (ppi). These products look best when printed on heavy cardstock paper and laminated.