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If you’re looking for a new visual schedule, especially if you have kids past the stage of needing pictures, reward boards are the perfect fit. When your client fills up his reward board, they’ve completed your schedule and get a reward.
What you’ll need
- Laminated piece of paper (any color will do)
- 4-8 character or object cards
- Vis-a-Vis or Expo markers
Here is our favorite laminator. It’s extra-wide so you don’t have to worry about your pages getting munched. You can buy it HERE on Amazon.
- Laminate your character or object cards (we’ve used cars and Pokemon balls, but you could use trains, hearts, smiley faces, etc.)
- Stick the velcro on the cards and then to the laminated paper.
- Use an Expo or Vis-a-Vis marker to write your therapy schedule on the cards. Each card should have a different activity on it. For example, one might say Spiderweb Toss and another might say sensory bin, and so on. (You can also draw the activity for a more visual approach)
- During therapy, your client gets to put the card on the board after each activity is finished.
- When they get all of them, they get a reward!
So that’s how your visual schedule can double as a token economy. These are great for all types of kids, not just the ones you think need a schedule. Try it out and let us know how it worked for you!