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5 Free Positive Reinforcements Ideas to Use for Therapy Sessions

5 Free Positive Reinforcement IdeasAs the school year progresses, it can be hard to motivate children to participate in therapy sessions or to complete in class or home exercise suggestions.  Here are 5 ways to use positive reinforcement during therapy sessions:

1.  Therapy Tickets:  Earn tickets for following rules, completing exercises, etc.  Place your tickets in a cup and see if you win the prize!  Download the free printable at http://yourtherapysource.com/freetherapytickets.html

2.  Reward Box:  When the box is full, the child earns a reward.  Print out the freebie and make the box with tickets at http://yourtherapysource.com/rewardbox.html

3.  Reward Punch Cards for OT/PT and Speech:  Give the child a punch card.  Determine what skill the child will have to accomplish to get a punch hole.  When the 10 holes are punched the child wins a reward.  Get the free punch cards at http://yourtherapysource.com/freepunchcards.html.  Get more Punch Cards and Reward Cards here http://yourtherapysource.com/punchcards.html

4.  Therapy Bingo:  Print out the bingo page and fill in activities of your choice.  When child completes the activity or follows a rule, color in the box.  When the child achieves 4 items in a row, he/she wins a reward.  Another option is to complete the whole board to receive a reward.  Download the bingo board at http://yourtherapysource.com/therapybingofree.html

5.  Token Economy System for OT/PT/Speech:  The child completes certain tasks to earn “therapy money”.  That therapy money is then exchanged for rewards.  Don’t forget that you can get “fined” as well therefore losing money.  Great way to review money skills while rewarding appropriate behavior.  Print out the free printables at http://yourtherapysource.com/freetoken.html

Need ideas for cheap, therapeutic rewards?  Read some previous blog posts:

Positive Reinforcement Group Reward ideas at http://yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2010/09/03/positive-reinforcement/

Sneak in fine motor practice when distributing rewards at http://yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2011/10/23/fine-motor-rewards/

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Punch and Reward Cards from http://yourtherapysource.com/punchcards.html

 

 

Punch Cards and Reward Cards for Therapy

By: Your Therapy Source

Summary: Download of 40 punch cards and 10 reward cards for
motivation to complete pediatric therapy goals. Set goals for the
student to achieve. When the student completes an activity, punch a
hole in the card. After 10 punches, the student chooses a reward
card (with free prize suggestions). Also included is a list of 30 free or
low cost rewards.
The 40 punch cards include:
10 daily routines ie getting ready for school, taking a bath, etc
10 exercise cards
10 fine motor/handwriting
10 Give Yourself a Hand
There are 10 cards on each page. Once printed and cut out each
card is 3″ by 2.5″.

FIND OUT MORE AT http://yourtherapysource.com/punchcards.html

 

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