Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Getting responses using a token economy

David is in a specialist ASD unit attached to a mainstream school.  He's making progress, it's brilliant.  One of the key difficulties David faced with education is his self direction. David was interested in doing what David wanted to do and this not only made it difficult to teach him but even harder to evaluate what he knew and could do to start with.

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  1. So happy you are seeing positive results. Wrinkled noses are so cute!

  2. Good that the system looks to be working for him #SSAA

  3. It's great that the token system is working on your son. 😀 And it's also nice that you are getting lovely tokens from him as well. #wotw

  4. This sounds like it's really working and making a difference. I hope the school manage to find other incentives that he'll enjoy working towards soon, and yes, enjoy those kisses in the meantime :) Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. That really is how big to be the challenge! It's also about finding something that the other kids like too so he can do sharing it as a token reward too. Will have to see what they come up with!

  5. I love that the token system is working for you. We started off with First and then boards, and we speak like this to our soon too. The iPad is all Ethan is interested in, I'm so glad these have been invented. It does limit things though as you don't really want them on the iPad all of the time x

    1. I know what you mean. David often just likes to hold the iPad, like a security blanket. How are you getting with the the now and next boards? We could only get them to work for short and 'worthwhile' activities for ages eg. Take shows off, then go in the gym.


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