Goally is a modern approach to creating chore charts for kids with autism or ADHD. It was designed as an alternative to physical visual charts and chore apps that enhances the benefits they provide while reducing any restraints to progress.
Goally is a handheld digital version of a chore or behavior chart. As a standalone device, it provides a more efficient and helpful way for children to check, interact, complete, and get rewarded for doing chores, without any of the distractions that occur with chore apps downloaded on mobile devices.
As we discussed, kids with ADHD and autism can be very literal and hands-on, so Goally is a great way to create a behavior and chore plan that not only holds their attention but keeps it engaged on a recurring basis. Kids can navigate the designed plan all on their own, without needing reminders. The system even discusses rewards for each completed activity, set up through parents.
Some ways Goally is an ideal choice for creating chore charts:
Specifically designed for autism and ADHD development
Pictures taken from your phone can be easily added to each step, illustrating for your child exactly what needs to be done.
A visual countdown for each step helps children see and understand that each chore should take no more than a certain amount of time.
No more sticky velcro or lost chore tasks to try to keep up with! Goally's portable device has it all in one compact solution.
Reprint no more! If it turns out a morning chore would be better for the evening, or a new chore is added, it can be changed with the press of a button or two. Time and paper saved!
Ashley Lavoie is a mom of three and manages both child and adult ADHD and neonatal diabetes. She is advocating for awareness and loves writing and connecting with other families like hers.
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.