An exciting weekend for Kathy & 123TokenMe

123TokenMe-at-the-Cal-State-Fullerton-conference-on-autism-300x300The attendees at the Cal State Fullerton Conference on Autism were not the only ones excited by 123TokenMe. As can be seen, Kathy also had her share of “Oh Wow” moments. One example was discovering a new use for Me with Rosa and Alejandro.

 

Alejandro mentioned a student on his caseload that should be requesting bathroom breaks throughout the day. This led to a discussion about setting Me up with six tokens and a reminder timer of one hour. Thus, this request will be initially addressed on an hourly basis. As time goes on, the behavior can be shaped by adjusting the number of tokens and/or the reminder time period.

 

Alejandro plans to have this behavior “running in the background” while he actively works on other target behaviors with his students. Both he and Rosa are jazzed to work with 123TokenMe. The excitement is mutual. After introducing myself to therapists, teachers, and parents all weekend, they, in turn, will be using Me in their classrooms and homes starting today.

 

A big thanks to Cal State Fullerton for letting Me be a part of their autism and special education conference.

123TokenMe- My worst day ever?

IMG_2767-300x225It was Kathy’s fault. She had Me excited for today. We left bright and early with the promise of a full day of work with several of her high school students. When we arrived at school, though, she was distracted by a colleague, and accidentally abandoned Me in the back seat. Unfortunately, my sound was turned off, so there was no way for Me to let her know. Thank goodness it wasn’t a hot day, or she would have ended up with 123TokenMe abuse on her record.

 

Did Kathy survive without Me? Barely. She had to make due with an old fashioned laminate and velcro token board. No data collection, poor student attention, and the return of the dreaded “Missing Token Syndrome.” Kathy went to award the last token, a laminated miniature dollar bill, and it was no where to be found. Aarggh! This was one of the frustrations that led Kathy and Summer to create Me in the first place.

 

Is there a happy ending? Yes. After dinner Kathy felt something tugging on her sweater. Sure enough, the missing dollar bill token was velcroed to the back of her sleeve. Too late to help her student, but a timely reminder about how much she had missed Me today.

 

What’s your 123TokenMe story?  Have you used Me in a creative way? Something funny or inspirational? Please share- we love hearing from users. In fact, feedback has been a big part of my design process. Thanks!

Vroom- vroom! Off to playing with a friend.

IMG_2764-300x300Follow Me into Miss Summer’s class where today is all about transportation. Summer led a class discussion about race cars being fast and how race cars work hard to get to the finish line. To increase the excitement her students are using my 123TokenMe race car token*.

 

Summer challenged her kids to follow the “how to be a rock star” rules in order to earn all their tokens and get to their own finish line. Finally, to really rev up her students’ engines, Summer added a fantastic marble race from Pinterest to her classroom rock star area. So, after using Me to motivate them on their individual behaviors, her students will have access to reinforcement that enhances the transportation theme and encourages playing with a peer- marble races with a friend. A great opportunity to cheer for each other.

 

Was today a great day to be Me, or what? Watched creativity unfold in Summer’s classroom, motivated students, played with marbles, and learned that race car is a palindrome. Can hardly wait to see where tomorrow takes Me.

 

* The race car token was designed by Ryan, a 123apps4Me guest artist. His artwork for 123TokenMe involves different vehicles for transportation. Learners are transported in style to the intersection of New Skills and Improved Behaviors with the help of Ryan’s drawings.

First class travel to the Autism Society of Wisconsin conference

123TokenMe-off-to-the-ASW-conference-in-Wisconsin-300x300For being less than a year old, 123TokenMe is getting to be well traveled. Last month Las Vegas, and this month off to the Autism Society of Wisconsin conference.

 

A Tweeter suggested that the ASW conference would be an excellent fit for Me, so next thing you know there was printing, stapling, and packing. Hope Wisconsin teachers, parents, and therapists learn how they can use Me to assist them in their work of teaching new skills and addressing challenging behaviors.

 

Treat Me well, Mr. Postman- looking forward to introducing myself to Wisconsonians galore. Or, would that be Wisconsinites? Or, maybe just Packer fans?