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iReward is a motivational tool for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. You can create a star chart or token board to help reinforce positive behaviors using visual rewards. Use of motivational charts is not limited to any one group. We all benefit from motivation to achieve our goals! This type of praise or approval will help parents of typically developing children, children with autism, developmental delays, ADHD, and anxiety disorders. We've updated the app to support multiple users and added more customizable options.
-Organize by name for families, classrooms, or patients
-Custom color backgrounds and tokens(gold and red stars, smileys, check boxes, and gold coins)
-Use camera, pictures loaded on device, or image search to add pictures
-Use two pictures to reinforce a first-then reward
-Record custom audio and/or play keyboard cat video when reward completed
-Ability to lock app from changes and unlock by shaking device and entering password
-Options for larger images and text, and for playing sound when adding a token
-Share Children and Rewards thru email and iTunes File Sharing
"My students love this app the best because they get to earn stars! I am an SLP who uses iReward to help my students with autism anticipate the end of an activity or to provide incentive to complete a difficult task. It is very easy to customize" miker1972
"I use this with a child who has high functioning autism, but many parents have seen me use it, and been inspired. I think it's a great concrete way to encourage kids with positive discipline - it's especially good for preschoolers. My son loves that he can take a photograph of the reward he's going to earn" uumomma
"This app is wonderful. I use it for my autistic son. We have used a token board for a while and this replaces that. I don't have a clipboard with velcro all over it and tokens that can be a choking hazard. That is a thing of the past. This is fantastic. It still gives him something tangible when he completes a task and he loves it" Ruperto
"I used this for the first time last night with my 19 year old autistic son. He was more interactive with me as he counted down the remaining stars with each completed task. And he knew all along he was working for 1 hour of computer time so there were less protests when his time was up on the computer" Michele G
"I was very pleased with this app! It is easy to use & individualize for my child's goals. She has Asperger's so use of a token economy such as this is very helpful. Not to say it could not be used for any child, because it can. My daughter loves setting a goal, picking out the reward, & placing a star each time she completes a task on the list. It is also helpful as it is portable; imagine carrying a sticker chart everywhere you went (no fun)" RNTP
"I use this application daily within my clinical treatment environment!! It has been EXTREMELY effective in helping children stay on task while providing clear feedback. It's very easy to use and can be customized to the likes of each child individually. I also find that children like that they can interact with it by placing the smiley face, check mark, star, etc. It also has a component that helps some to transition to the next activity since they know they are done with the current task when the cat plays the piano. I would highly recommend this application to all parents, not just parents of children with special needs. GREAT APP for a GREAT PRICE!" MAustin
-Fix for locking and unlocking crash
Ratings and Reviews
Switch around the behavior/ reward part and it would be perfect for me. Right now i have to put the “chore” in the reward bar and the reward in the behavior bar as the chore because it makes more sense to me lol. Other than that this looks great!
Simple, but effective
I used this for the first time last night with my 19 year old autistic son. After many years of using various token economy systems he immediately grasped its intention. Although the concept is very simple he found it rewarding enough to complete requests he normally balks at uncomplainingly. He was more interactive with me as he counted down the remaining stars with each completed task. And he knew all along he was working for 1 hour of computer time so there were less protests when his time was up on the computer. I'm getting him an iPad for Christmas so I'm testing out apps now and this one definitely is going to be used.
About the only thing I'd like to see added is the ability to customize the vocal praise by recording your own.
Now if Apple will add time limits to their parental controls on the iPad I'll be a happy camper. LOL.
Great for reducing the stigma associated with earning charts!
Anyone how has worked in the field of special education has probably seen student earning charts designed to capture student interest. These teacher-created charts sometimes feature stick-on Velcro pictures or whiteboard checklists. While they are highly motivating and effective, traditional earning charts are also stigmatizing. There is no mistaking that the student carrying the chart to class is “different” from the rest of the students. iReward changes all that. Using an iPod, iPad, or iPhone, teachers can setup a variety of different earning charts for one student, or many students. Gone are the days of laminating and cutting out photos to attach to an earning chart. With iReward, educators simply use the internal camera or Google Image search to find an appropriate image. What sets iReward apart from traditional earning charts is the fact that it is not as stigmatizing. Students carrying portable electronic devices look very much like any other student. The small screen of an iPod or iPhone makes it easy to record student progress discretely.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.