Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Behavior Management Ideas by The Dabbling Speechie!!
Dollar Challenge from Speech Room News into my therapy groups. Using the dollar challenge method has been very successful with keeping my both my articulation and language groups motivated!
HERE. Create a stress ball that your students can squeeze when they are wiggly, upset or having a hard time focusing. I found this cool emotion thermometer on pinterest to help students regulate their emotions. You can grab a copy of that poster on Chapel Hill Snippets blog spot or you can grab my Mood Thermometer visual aid to which also helps with mood/emotion regulation.
My supervisor during my internships in the schools used Speech Bucks as part of her behavior management system. It worked really well and it inspired one of my first products! Students could earn $2 every time they came for speech. If they kept all their tokens (they got 5 each session), they received $2. If they lost 1-4 tokens, then they still got $1, but if they lost all their tokens they didn't get any dollars for the day. Students got to cash in their money at the end of the month for different prizes. You could give extra speech bucks for mastering a skill, bringing back speech homework, or remembering to come to speech without a reminder call! I have also used my speech bucks to have the group earn a speech party. As a group the kids have to have a perfect day in order to earn "bucks" for the group. Once we got $20 we would throw a cookie party or have a free activity day. This promoted working as a team and helped others to see how their behavior was affecting the group.
Hope this was helpful! Visit my blog, facebook, TPT, and Pinterest for more ideas and resources. Thanks again Kristine for having me!!