Bryce’s Point System

I was recently inspired by an Aspie mom’s (for those who don’t speak “spectrum” Aspie is short for someone with Asperger’s, a cousin of Autism) point system for her daughter.  We have had a basic chore chart for Bryce where he could earn stickers for doing his chores.  When he earned enough stickers he got a certain amount of money.  This worked well enough (when we remembered to do it) but he’s not really into stickers to start with.  He IS, however, a huge fan of numbers and math.  So I created a much more involved chart listing all sorts of things for which he could earn points.  Every time he gets 100 points he earns one dollar.  Currently he is SUPER motivated as he wants Wipeout 3 for the Wii.  He earned over 100 points the first day.  He just kept going back to the list to see what he could do next to earn more points.  Hopefully the newness will wear off just a bit, or we’ll go broke! I’m a little worried that he will lose motivation after he accomplishes this first goal, but for now it’s working well.  The boys also want to go to Disneyland desperately, so we’ll start saving for that next.  (Although that will take WAY longer than saving for a Wii game) I made things that are more difficult for him or more important for us a higher value.  Some things may seem odd (see: socks and sitting by Charlie) but he has obsessions and aversions we have to deal with, so this is one way to do that.  So far, so good- we’ll see how it goes!


Bryce’s Points

Before School:

Make bed………………………………………………………………… 2 points

Put breakfast dishes in the sink……………………………………. 2 points

Pack school snack……………………………………………………………. 5 points

Get dressed………………………………………………………………….. 2 points

Tie shoes…………………………………………………………………… 10 points

Brush teeth…………………………………………………………………….. 2 points

Comb hair…………………………………………………………………. 2 points

No arguing with Mommy or Daddy before school…………………….. 8 points

At School:

Focus on work and listen to Mrs. Linda and Mrs. Montgomery

Great Day……………………………………….. 10 points

Good Day………………………………………………. 5 points

OK Day………………………………………………….. 2 points

After School:

Play IXL, Stretch Math or Ticket to Read……………………. 10 points

Do homework without arguing or complaining……………………… 5 points

Play outside for 10 minutes…………………………………………. 10 points

Play with toys (not iPod, Wii or computer) for 20 minutes…… 25 points

Do a puzzle…………………………………………………….. 15 points

Read a book out loud to Mommy or Daddy…………………………. 15 points

Eat dinner without complaining (no saying, I don’t like this).. 5 points

Put your dishes in the sink…………………………………………… 2 points

Play a game with Henry (Chutes and Ladders, Old Maid)…. 5 points

Put pajamas on……………………………………… 2 points

Clean up room before bed (put away clothes, toys, shoes)… 5 points

Any Day:

Take off socks for 10 minutes………………………. 10 points

Go poop in the toilet all by yourself…………………….. 50 points

Play with toys………………………………………..30 points

Read a book………………………………………… 10 points

Scoop dog poop………………………………….. 5 points

Empty the trash………………………………….. 5 points

Practice piano………………………………… 10 points

Sit next to Charlie………………………………… 5 points

Study Master Club verses………………………. 5 points

Exercise………………………………………….. 10 points