These charts, collected here from various sources, are useful for keeping track of progress toward a reward. The student colors in one item for each point earned toward a designated reward. The coloring activity is also reinforcing in itself to most children, and the items serve a purpose similar to tokens in a token economy. Some charts have a very small number of times, and may be more appropriate for very young children or very low frequency behaviors. Other charts have a much larger number, and are useful for older children or for direct instruction activities such as basic fact mastery. A few rules to remember:
1. When establishing a new behavior, it should be reinforced every time; once the behavior is established, it should be reinforced variably.
2. Reinforcer is in the eye of the beholder - stickers are not a universal reinforcer! Find out what is reinforcing to that child.
3. To replace an inappropriate behavior that has a high reward in itself, the reinforcer has to be even greater.
4. Don't forget to give feedback to teachers who are implementing interventions. This increases treatment integrity and is reinforcing to the teachers!