We have really loved it. The creators are constantly updating software to make it more interactive and more fun for the kids. My son loves it. He wakes up in the morning and goes straight to his Goally. He flips through and looks over each item to know what his day is going to look like, then he goes ahead and starts on his schedule. He has gotten. Significantly more independent lately and his anxiety is way down.
I love this company and this device. There is a huge shift for my autistic son (who also has ADD,ADHD, SPD and Anxiety) it helps him feel like he’s in control and he knows what to do. He had always missed steps in a process (like getting to bed or heading out to school) and it hurt his self esteem bc we’d have to say on repeat, “go pee, wash hands, brush teeth, jammies”. With this, he doesn’t forget the process bc it walks him through it.
Never thought this day would come but he is cleaning his room all on his own! On to doing the bedtime routine again! See how much of that he can get done on his own! Absolutely love this company and goally!
My ADHD-Anxiety 10 yo LOVES his Goally and it has become the "source of all truths" for us when it comes to family contributions. Now that school has started in Distance Learning fashion, we use it to help keep him on task. We create routines together, test them together, make adjustments to them based on his feedback & let him determine the rewards store for things that are meaningful to him. Keeping him involved in the set-up has provided him a sense of power & ownership for his responsibilities.
I got 2 programmed it to for our kids' needs, and it gives them a visual reminder as well as gentle sound reminders (all programmable) to take the next steps in their routines with a visual timer. For instance, we set the teeth brushing routine to 2 mins. They can't skip through it faster. They brush as they watch the timer go down, so I'm no longer the bad guy enforcing a minimum time limit, the Goally is (which they don't mind). They know if they don't do it, they don't earn points, which is what they cash in for screen time later. It's just taken the burden off of me nagging and enforcing and always being the bad guy. No more magnetic or velcro chore chart that end losing pieces. They like having their own device to care for.
As a parent with ADHD, helping my ADHD daughter be successful in areas where I also struggle has been one of my biggest frustrations. Using Goally has given us both a sense of confidence we’ve never had before, and she’s even begun suggesting “routines” and the steps that would be helpful for her to be consistent. Lessening the daily stress in our home has benefited our entire family; Goally has been an amazing resource for us, thank you!
So I ended up returning it. Their customer service was easy to deal with and I did get my refund promptly. I love the idea of the Goally and I think it has some serious potential!! The reason I chose to return it was that it doesn’t have the ability to read the tasks out loud. I got this to help my child be more independent so we could both be getting things done with out me having to stop and direct her on every task, since the Goally couldn’t read the tasks and my child isn’t a strong reader yet it just didn’t work for us! I did find the set up to be a bit frustrating as well, they don’t send paper instructions they email them to you when you order and I didn’t realize that at first. I love the idea of saving paper I just wish there would have been a little note in the box telling me where to find the instructions.
Goally has been great for my daughter. She adapted to it quickly and she now enjoys following all of her routine. Five Stars!!
My kiddo loves it. Gets mad at it when he doesn’t want to do his stuff instead of me lol, but does everything it tells him to do he gets his stars ⭐️!!! Then he feels good about it!!!
Goally was instrumental in establishing a routine with our daughter with ADHD. We went from daily meltdowns to peace and cooperation on the very first day.
My son loves Goally and when we first started he would listen to Goally but not us because he's seriously self directed. We had him pick out rewards in the beginning (our rewards are now things like go to the park go to the zoo etc but in the beginning it was toys) so we had a bunch of paw patrol toys to earn. We started with just a meal time routine then expanded to much more.
Goally has been work every penny for me and my developmentally disabled teen son. So thankful!
I’m in love with the device. Last nights bedtime routine was so much easier than normal! We are working through our homeschool routine now. I have all the necessary routines set up and keep setting up more as I think of them! Can’t wait to order two more for my other two children!
We've only had our goally for one day, but you made online schooling and maintaining a schedule so much easier for our seven year old. He loves keeping up with his points and cashing them in. I highly recommend the goally!
My family started Home Schooling this summer to catch up and we've used Goally for the last 6 weeks. It has made our lives so much easier. The kids know what they need to do
Goally is out here saving our LIFE in this lockdown!
Tonight is the first night in MONTHS I haven't had to fight with my son to get in the tub! He had his Goally set within his sight (but not near the tub) so he can see his countdown and he got right in!
I have one and love it!
I just wanted to let you know how much we just LOVE the Goally. Our fourth grader has been using it for over two weeks now. It has allowed him to see how self reliant he can be. But more importantly it has taken the nagging out of routines which helps keep our family from starting the day with frustrations. Thank you, I wasn’t sure this was the best fit for us but I am so glad we decided to try it.
Our ASD/ADHD 9 year old daughter uses this. We homeschool and put her assignments on this as well as her chores and bedtime and morning routine. We have not had to remind her to do things and she actually sits and does her schoolwork without getting up. She earned enough points for fun rewards. I recommend it.
I instantly fell in love this morning when my son used it to get ready for our day all by himself. It took 1/3 as long as normal since I didn’t have to get myself ready and keep telling him all the things he needed to do and make sure he did it. Worth every penny right there.
We have had Goally for a day now. I am so impressed! Here is what we have already noticed:
1. My son is happier and less stressed.
2). He is excited and motivated to earn points and doesn’t want any distractions when he is “following his Goally.”
3. Completing tasks and routines without help!
4. He did his reading last night because Goally told him to.
5. Already increased in desirable behaviors.
-Mama of 8 year old amazing boy with Autism/ADHD
My son is loving his Goally. He sometimes doesn’t do things in order but he completes the task. He has IDD as well as Autism and ADHD. The bar graph for the rewards gives him a real time feeling of when he is working for a “big” reward. That was something very difficult for him to do before. Now I can send him upstairs to start his bedtime routine and he does it himself. I never expected to see him willing to brush his own teeth!!!
Our morning routines have been so much easier thanks to Goally! This is our 2nd week and it has made a huge difference already. Thank you!
I received this product today and it’s life changing for my daughter. I want to be a sales rep for your company. So many families need this product.