Individualized Positive Reinforcement Plans


Each day, throughout the day, students have the opportunity for earning recognition in various ways, including but not limited to:

  • Class participation
  • Homework completion
  • Completing class assignments
  • Social group interactions
  • Being helpful or assisting others
  • Being respectful
  • Asking for assistance as needed

These tokens can be traded in as part of a Token Economy. Some of these rewards include but are not limited to:

  • Free time
  • Extra recess time
  • Quiet reading
  • School store
  • Homework pass
  • Electronic time
  • Gift cards
  • Various trips
  • Activity Room
  • Fitness Room
  • Wii/Xbox

The opportunity to either save for a larger reward such as a gift card, or the opportunity to “spend” them right away allows for student individuality as student needs differ.


During the first several weeks of school each Center School student meets with their individual counselor to develop goals for the year.  These are individualized and independent of any other students and their needs.

These goals may be academic, behavioral, or social.

The therapist shares these goals with the staff working with each student and determines what instruction and support will be needed for success.

These goals do not always carry with them a specific reward, rather, an intrinsic reward is desired.  When an intrinsic reward is not yet a reality for a particular student, an individual reward may be put in place.



Working with others is a skill that is important for all of our students to achieve success both in the classroom and in their future as adults.

A class can determine a reward that they work towards.  Each period or each day, the class earns tokens towards their class reward when most of the students are working well and cooperatively.

After a reward is reached, the process repeats itself with the class again deciding together what reward they want to earn.

These rewards may be, but are not limited to:

  • A homework pass
  • A homework free night
  • A lunch, treat or dessert
  • An extra 10 minutes of recess or free time