Friday, May 1, 2009

Good Job Addi!

For the past few months, we have implemented a reinforcement system for Addi (all of my years doing ABA is paying off). She is really motivated by attention, positive or negative, so we have been using that to our advantage. When she does something good, we reinforce it by giving her a ball to put in her jar. And when the jar filled up, she earned a trip to Disneyland. This has worked out so great. Since we have started this, she has become completely potty trained and more independent and cooperative when we ask her to do things. The naughtiness has decreased and now the threat of losing a ball is enough to change her behavior most of the time. On Monday night she earned her last ball, so Tuesday afternoon, Ian took off a little early and we celebrated by going to Disneyland.It's a bug's life
This is a little long, but funny nonetheless. I was so nauseous by the time we were done.


Julie said...

So fun! My boys earn rocks and we are saving for a trip to Disneyland as well-how funny! It totally works though.

Di said...

So fun & what a good idea, I'll have to keep this in mind for Vanessa.

Boyce Family said...

I love that, we used stickers for potty training and it worked really good too. So totally funny, I got a facebook message from my cousin today that lives in Huntington Beach, asking me how I knew you because she saw your name on my blog list. Apparently you are her visiting teacher, Kara Ritter. It is such a small world. Have you been able to visit her at all?

jenn said...

hi alisa! i love this!