Monday, January 7, 2013

Listening beads

Listening beads is an idea of using positive reinforcement by handing a bead to your client for a desired behavior, such as listening the first time or responding to a question.  

This can be easily done throughout the session, taking time to review some of the beads and remembering why the client received certain ones and praising their follow through to listen, respond, or whatever the behavior.

At the end of the session they can then make something out of their beads, such as a necklace, bracelet or key-chain   This is an opportunity to again review how they earn them and hopefully making a huge long necklace because they were SUCH a good listener (right?).

This is also a good alternative to candy, and can give them something tangible to understand and recognize the behavior they are working on.  The end result is also a calm and soothing activity as apposed to a sugar high in the car!

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