One of the great advantages of using a reward chart is that they are very flexible in their use. In fact there are innumerable situations that you can effectively use reward charts for.
At a general level reward charts can be used for:
- modifying or changing behavior
- establishing new habits
- reinforcing appropriate behaviors
- encouraging habits
- improving self-esteem
More specifically reward charts can be used for such things as:
- Educational achievements – Practicing, reading, writing, learning times tables, completing homework etc.
- Daily activities – washing hands, brushing teeth, getting dressed, getting ready for bed etc.
- Developmental stages – sleeping through the night, potty training, becoming dry at night, learning to swim.
- Encouraging good behavior – using manners, tidying up, staying at the table for dinner, sharing.
- Getting rid of problem behavior: thumb sucking, hitting and kicking, tantrums (over 3’s), swearing, refusing to do chores.
In fact you are limited only by your imagination and by what may be age and developmentally appropriate for your child.