Goally is a fantastic device that works wonders for so many families. It can help your child gain independence, reduce fights between you and your kiddo, and make your day to day life more manageable and enjoyable. With that being said, if your child no interest in picking up and using their Goally, it is incredibly unlikely that Goally will be able to anything positive much live up to it’s potential as a life-changing device. Getting your child to enjoy using Goally is an absolutely vital step that can not be overlooked or taken for granted. Knowing this, we at Goally, created a 3 part series “Ensuring Success” that talks about strategies to make sure your child loves using Goally. The topic for today’s blog post is “Customizing and Decorating Your Goally” where we’ll talk about aesthetic ways to get your child to feel a personal connection to their Goally.
Stickers can go a long way! It may seem like a small thing, but picking out and putting stickers on Goally is a great way to get your child to feel a connection with the device. Be sure to give your child a ton of say as to what stickers they want on Goally. There are a ton of sticker options online so your possibilities should span as far as your child's imagination will take you. Customizing Goally can be a really fun tasks for both your child and yourself but it will also work wonders for getting your child to really feel a personal connection with their Goally.
Another aesthetic change you can try out it changing out Goally’s generic red or blue pop socket with one your child picks out and really likes. Just like with stickers, giving your child the responsibility to pick out the pop socket they want will allow them to feel personally connected to the Goally. There are tons of great options online for you and your child to choose from. Changing out a pop socket is really easy with Goally, to watch a video on how to do this click right here. While these two changes may seem small you'll be shocked to see how big of a difference this makes in how your child feels about Goally.
In this blog post, we tried to focus purely on aesthetic changes you and your child could make to Goally. In our upcoming blog posts, we’ll shift our attention to implementation. We’ll talk about how to actually set up your device to get you kiddo excited to use Goally and achieve those positive results!
Editor's note: This information is not meant to diagnose or treat and should not take the place of personal consultation, as needed, with a qualified healthcare provider and/or BCBA.