Special Ed Advice USA is presenting an I Can Do It! Reward Chart!
How does a reward chart work?
This reward chart helps you and your child track their daily goals, efforts, behaviors, and overall daily choices through their completion of tasks. Your child's completion of desired tasks equates to their weekly total number of points earned. Parents and children will compare their total number of points accummulated at the end of the week with their "My Goal" points number, which should be stated at the beginning of the week. If your child reaches or exceeds their goal of weekly points, then they will have earned the reward that was written in the "My Reward" section of the cahrt at the beginning of the week.
Why use a reward chart?
1) This reward chart is an effective and efficient way to let your child's choices determine their rewards.
2) Reward charts help children take accountability and responsibility, while also learning how to fulfil desirable tasks.
3) Reward charts help biuld routine, set expectations and standards, and provide repetition so that children can maximize their learning of desired tasks.
4) This reward chart helps children learn how to fulfill desirded tasks and behaviors in a cute and fun way!
How do I get the most out of a reward chart?
1) Stick to your guns! Reward charts are something that you need to make part of your routine to be effective.
2) You can use stickers. Put stickers in each white square when the corresponding tasks it complete that day.
3) Have more than one child? No problem! You can represent child 1 with blue stickers and child two with red stickers. This will help track which child have completed which tasks.
4) Laminate the reward chart. By laminting hte reward chart you will be able to use a white board marker to write in what tasks you want you child to complete. At the end of the week you can erase the tasks and replace with a new tasks if desired.
5) At then end of each day let your child put the stickers on the chart so that they feel responsible and ca nreflect upon their descions. Review each task with your child and explain to them why they earned certain stickers and did not earn other stickers. This is a good time to ask prompting questions, such as:
- Why do you think you did not earn that sticker?
- How can you earn that sticker tomorrow?
- What can you do to earn more points so that you reach your
goal this week?
6) Utilize Picture Exchange Communication Cards (PECS), which show simple illustrations of desired tasks so that children can understand and remember desired tasks, behaviors, and responsibilities more easily. PECS is a researched-based strategy used to communicate and educate all children, especially those with learning disabilities, autism, and communicative delays.
The "I Can Do It! Reward Chart" file is in a .jpg format.