Happy Thanksgiving!

HappyThanksgivingFrom123TokenMe-300x300Thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to let others know how much they are appreciated. So… a big thank you to the teachers, therapists, and parents who we are connected with through 123TokenMe.

 

Our real appreciation, though, is for all you do for those you work and live with. A magical combination of determination, hope, caring, and love. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Magic of Token Boards & Positive Behavior Strategies

Kathys-ASHA-2013-presentation-on-Positive-Behavior-Strategies-300x300Kathy presented on The Magic of Token Boards & Positive Behavior Strategies at the ASHA 2013 conference. The talk combined her long time SLP knowledge with her more recent BCBA studies.

If you’d like a copy of the Power Point presentation, leave a comment or post that includes your email address.

Learning from 9 to 9

Dr.-Shabani-at-LA-FEAT-meeting-11-11-13-300x300Yesterday was a day off school. However, not a day off learning…

 

9 AM- 6 PM- A class on supervising BCBA candidates in Marina del Rey.

 

7 PM- 9 PM- A presentation on “Addressing Maladaptive Behaviors” by Dr. Daniel Shabani at LA FEAT (Los Angeles Families for Effective Autism Treatment) in Hermosa Beach. Two takeaways: 1) “Be a detective” and discover the reasons behind these behaviors. Figuring out the cause is often not easy, but is critical to the goal of replacing a challenging behavior with an acceptable one. 2) Reinforcement. Reinforcement. Reinforcement. Yes, it is that important.

123TokenMe Passes 1000 Google Results

123TokenMe-passes-1000-results-on-a-Google-search-300x300Another milestone for 123TokenMe- over 1000 Google search results. The first few pages of results show a good mixture- reviews, videos, social media sites, and posts. As 123TokenMe finds its way onto the iPads and iPhones of more and more users, this number is sure to grow.

 

Please consider adding your review of 123TokenMe at either the App Store or one of the many app review sites. With your help, 2000 search results will be next!

123TokenMe is Made in America

Made-in-America-post-for-123TokenMe-300x296Made in America! From 123TokenMe’s conception in an American special ed autism classroom, to computer coding, to beta testing, to sharing it at conferences from coast-to-coast, it is a “Made in America” product. The funds to develop and market 123TokenMe so far? Well over 90% has stayed within the USA.

 

The impetus for this post? A 123TokenMe user emailed us this link to a YouTube video. It made us proud to be a small part of America’s job solution. Watch it yourself, and go make a purchase.

123TokenMe replaces old-fashioned token boards

Screenshot-of-123TokenMe-with-a-watermark-300x225At the most basic level, 123TokenMe replaces old-fashioned token boards. So, no more of the time and expense of laminating and velcroing. No more token boards that can not be updated to keep students interested.

 

Plus, 123TokenMe can be used to create individualized token boards for unlimited students and every one of their target behaviors and skills. Reinforcers can be added instantly, and it collects key data automatically.

Autism in Photographs: Echolilia

Elijah-Archibald-from-Echolilia-book-300x300This link to Timothy Archibald’s site was shared with us by a 123TokenMe user. In Archibald’s own words, he is the photographer that “agencies call to make empathetic photographs of things that are a little bit different, a little bit curious.”

 

So, his book, Echolilia, should be no surprise. Archibald started photographing his son, Elijah, when he was five years old. The project resulted in more than a book: A deeper understanding and appreciation for his son and his autism diagnosis.

Excitement for 123TokenMe!

Screen-Shot-2013-10-17-at-10.20.05-AM-300x300Our favorite 123TokenMe comment from the FABA conference? It had to be Jessica’s: “If I were wearing socks, they’d be rolling up & down right now!” She explained that a favorite professor said this whenever he was really excited about something new.

 

Jessica went on to say that she was thrilled to learn about 123TokenMe- no more making old-fashioned laminate and velcro token boards. Plus, a tool that would engage her students while improving behaviors, and take data in the background.

 

Her autism center just purchased 40 iPads, so she was excited to share with her co-workers. Do you hear that noise? Sounds like lots of socks rolling up and down!