Reinforcements that engage hard to teach kids

Some children can be self-directed in their learning behaviour making it very challenging for you to get cooperation to undertake the tasks set in your speech therapy program. This is commonly seen in children who are on the spectrum for Autism as they can have specific  interests that are rigid and may not “buy” in that your task is as fun. By strategically placing the reward task after the low interest task you can lead them forward towards what you want them to do.

The trick is to find the task that they really like.

Here are some ideas to get you going…

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 PLASMA GLOBE- is a FREE app that engages kids as a reinforcement that is quick and fun giving them a sensory experience…and looking forward to doing therapy.
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 SMASHING ANTS- is a fun sensory engaging game that excites kids and can help them to learn turn taking and sharing if on the Autistic spectrum. They learn social reciprocity while laughing and having fun with their therapist, teach or parent…that they then may think… is lots of fun.

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Sparkle Fish is a hilarious speech promotion app that teaches children parts of speech like verbs, adjectives and nouns.
 Sparkle Fish enhances social reciprocity with turn taking and also expressing words into the microphone which are embedded in a hilarious story at the end. Every time you do it-the story changes-and never gets boring!

I use FIRST – THEN app and quickly load in the task I want them to do and then the engaging reinforcer so that they have a clear VISUAL SCHEDULE to mentally plan what they have to do.

I also find that by having a reverse clock set to a restricted time frame works to provide even more structure and expectation for the child. When they hear the buzzer-ring-car sound… they learn that this is task over and now onto the fun game. Simple but works well.

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