We have used Goally for morning and afterschool routines for 6 months and it has worked wonderfully for us! Our 8yo has learned to complete chores and basic ADLs independently without argument. Goally recently came with us on vacation and he made up his own "Vacation Day" routine for getting ready in the morning (including reading/math time). It is a great visual for what is expected. We are not active users of the behaviors module; however, he has taken initiative to create expected (positive) and unexpected (negative) behaviors as a reminder to himself. We really enjoy using this tool as a way to support proactive skill development!
We have been fortunate to have been able to test and use Goally in our household for the past 1.5 years, and it has helped my autistic son develop independence with his daily living skills.
Previous to using Goally, my son would require either parent to walk him through every single step in each and every daily routine, every single day. As you can imagine, this was truly a significant time investment as parents who have their own daily routines to get through each day.
We had been working with his ABA provider on how to transition parent "prompting" into child independence, and the Goally filled that need perfectly. It was as simple as entering each step of each routine into the Goally, and then setting the Goally to go off at the designated time for that routine. My son took to the Goally immediately, and it was obvious that he was excited and proud about his ability to complete tasks without mom and dad needing to coach him through it!
As my son gets older and masters various routines, and learns new skills, Goally is right there by his side to help him stay independent. We would recommend the Goally to any family who might be struggling with developing independence in their kiddo!
We've had the Goally for three weeks now and I am very surprised at the behavioral changes I've been with my child. My 10 year old now gets up and gets ready without the usual shouting. My child is motivated to earn the points and beat the timer for 'bonus points' when possible. Great tool!
Goally has helped my son (who has autism and ADHD) to stay on track while getting ready in the morning and completing other tasks during the day. I no longer have to follow him around and nag!
I have started using the devices with both of my children-ages 4 and 5-who have some challenges with planning, following directions, impulsivity, and memory. This has been a great way to create visual routines for them to build their independence. We’ve had a few technical challenges, but the team has been extremely responsive. It’s also really exciting to know that they take our feedback seriously. I look forward to the next few upgrades.
We’ve been using Goally for over a year with my HFA / ADHD 13-year old son who STILL needs to be cued to stay on task! Using Goally has been a game changer for me because it takes away much of the friction between the two of us during his routines, since he is following Goally and not my instructions. We work together to write his routines, so that he has ownership of what he does and how much time he needs to spend on each activity. He enjoys getting the points at the end of each routine, and we've just been experimenting with the new reward system. We’re excited about having multiple rewards that we've chosen visibly appear on our Goally to give him incentive to stay on task. I’ve appreciated the flexibility of being able to start his routines at various times. We homeschool, and since he seems to need so much more sleep right now, I like having the flexibility of letting him sleep later some days, but still start his routines. He’s a teen, so he has a love / hate relationship with Goally, because it tells him what to do, but I see the necessity of transferring cuing to an object; I can’t always be telling him what to do! I only gave 4 stars because there are still some glitches, which can be frustrating for my son. But customer service has been fantastic, and the inconvenience of having a glitch has been worth it, since there isn't anything else like this product on the market.
My son has been utilizing Goally for a few years now. He struggles with everyday tasks because of ADHD and ASD. We saw instant gains once he began working with his Goally. He looked forward to the next alert and the subsequent sense of personal and independent achievement. Indirectly, Goally has taught our neurotypical family of the many things we take for granted. All the tasks that come so very easily to us are complicated and overwhelming to our little guy. We now truly understand how to support the success of our son and brother - that comes from working the our Goally over the years. I strongly and emphatically believe in this product. I see the impact it has on our emerging teen who desperately desired independence. Goally gave him that and more!
My 13yo with ADHD was ON IT when her Goally was new to her, but after about a month, I feel like it’s lost its appeal. She often skips tasks or entire routines and forgets to keep it plugged in (battery life is REALLY bad). I’m considering ending our subscription, but I love the concept so much and I think it would help my son too once he’s old enough.
Goally has helped our daughter and our family keep consistent routines and expectations, give her more ownership of those activities and motivate her with rewards. Goally support staff are extremely helpful and responsive.
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Our house would not be like this of it was not for our goally it was like a crazy mess before we gave goally a try and it been two months with the product and our life has change the headaches of get them to get up and go to school or even night time routine have changed due to having the goally’s I tell everyone about this amazing product <3 my boys are 7 and 10 with asd and adhd I can’t yah k you enough for help our family
We originally got the Goally for my 10 year old with organization issues. It helps tremendously with independence. We got a second unit for my 13 year old, who has autism. He loves it, and he now goes to bed quickly and happily! We can't wait to see how it helps our other routines!
We have tried everything with our special needs kids, and nothing has even come close to how much goally has helped our family. It gives our kids the independence they crave most but still giving me the control I need to get what we need done every day! It's amazing!
We love our Goally so much!! We have a son and daughter with Autism and Severe Anxiety. For years we have looked for things that could help teach them and help them with structure, routines, and feel good about themselves. We started using Goally and the first week we were hooked. Tears and meltdowns lessened. My husband and I didn't feel like we were yelling commands at them anymore and life started getting more manageable. After 6 months I joined the Goally Team because I wanted to help educate and share how great the Goally was with more parents and families. We have now been using the Goally for over a year and there's no looking back. I especially love the days that the kids ask for their Goallys to get things done. My 3 year old watches them and now wants a Goally of her own:)
Goally has been a welcome addition to our family! Our mildly autistic daughter is so much more responsible and independent in her routines. Her pacing with those routines has improved dramatically. Yelling and tears and frustration have been largely eliminated and happiness and peace are more present in our day. We LOVE our Goally!!
The best difference the Goally has made for our family is calmer and organized mornings! Mornings we're always my least proud parenting moments, with the stress of getting out the door. Now, their Goallies take the pressure off me, I am not yelling at them to get ready and they feel more independent. We leave the house much more positive and ready to learn and work. It also made me more organized to have all my tasks ready before them!
We have loved incorporating Goally into our home. It is a really great motivator and drastically helps my kid with sequencing skills. Before using Goally, we had to give my child very broken down cues for most daily routines, and my child often required a parent to be right with him to guide him through each step. With Goally, he is able to carry out multiple tasks in a row autonomously. He loves earning bonus points when he does a good job, and is very motivated by seeing his progress towards his rewards. It has done wonders for our family! Thank you Goally, for delivering a tool that makes such a positive impact on our lives!
This has been a wonderful motivational tool to help keep my son on task. Our mornings and evenings go so much smoother now.