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It's really no wonder children often have so much trouble changing their own behavior. They may truly want to change troublesome habits that hamper learning and performance, threaten health, or interfere with socialization. But wanting to change is not enough.
To actually change, a child must be able to keep his or her attention focused on what to do and why to do it. That's not so easy for a young mind in a classroom—and a world—filled with distractions.The MotivAider keeps children focused on the changes they want to make in their own behavior and habits. And it does it automatically and privately while relieving teachers and parents of the need to "nag."
The MotivAider works by periodically sending the child a private, silent tactile reminder - the entire device gently vibrates. The vibration is used to privately convey a personal message, such as "It pays to pay attention," or "Slow and steady wins the race," that reminds and urges the child to make a desired change in behavior.
It takes only a few minutes to prepare a child to use the MotivAider. First, you help the child devise a personal message. Next, you link the message to the vibration so that the child will automatically think the message whenever he or she feels the vibration. Then, you set the MotivAider to deliver the vibration signal as often as desired - as often as once every few seconds. Once the child is behaving consistently in the new, desired way, you can simply phase out the MotivAider.
The MotivAider is easy for children to understand and use. It's friendly and it makes sense to them. It helps children:
"We use the MotivAider to facilitate on-task behavior, social interaction skills and overall independence skills. ...Your device has helped kids I directly supervise from Hawaii to the Middle East."
—Jason Garner, Senior Managing Supervisor, Center for Autism and Related Disorders
"My students have been very excited to use this tool. It has become their 'Guardian Angel' as well as mine."
— Joyce Kopari, School Speech Clinician
"The MotivAider is the most innovative and functional tool I've ever seen... I use it to collect observation data, to train teachers to manage a classroom, and to prompt parents to attend to their children before they become disruptive. Our students use it for self-monitoring programs, too... No matter what the problem, the MotivAider solves it! Nothing else is as reliable! Nothing else is easier!"
— Trina Spencer,Ph.D., BCBA-D, Research Director, Institute for Human Development, Northern Arizona University
"Everyone LOVES them!"
— Dr. Stephanie Peterson, Chair and Professor of Psychology, Western Michigan Univeristy