A behavioral chart is a chart designed and used to keep track of good behavior. The idea being that once a good behavior has been done, there can be a reward.
These charts are generally used when raising children, especially problem or special needs children; however, they can also be a great technique to be used when raising any children.
The type of chart is going to vary from child to child. This is generally because different children struggle with different things. However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when designing a chart.
The first thing is that you should make sure that the goals are relatively easily attainable. If they are not it can become easy for a child to lose motivation and interest, and this will in turn end the child’s progression. Also make sure that you review the chart with your child at least once a night.
This will put in their mind the importance of the chart, and of the items on the chart. For instance, if your child doesn’t seem to find school important. You can put school or homework items on the chart, giving you and your child time to go over the chart together and show the importance of the chart to your child.
These charts can range from relatively simple, to extremely complex. It mainly just depends on what you are planning on using it for. Therefore the best way to create one is to use software such as Microsoft Excel.
In Excel it is easy to create, organize, and design the categories that you would like to promote in your child. It is also easy to edit, this way if you would like to add or take something away from the chart in the future, you can do so without much hassle.
It also allows you to record the information on your computer; if that is something you would like to do for future records. These kinds of processes are extremely simple in Microsoft Excel.
The other huge plus of Microsoft Excel is that you can hold a lot of data in there, this means that if you would like to record your child’s behavioral score in various categories each day, you can keep them all on a computer and easily keep track of them.
However, if that sounds like too much of a hassle, or a little too difficult, feel free to download one of our free printable behavioral charts. These are simple to use, and are easy to customize, you can download them, customize them, and then print them off and integrate them easily within your household.
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