Reinforcers are animated rewards that students receive upon completing a Speech Kingdom story or other task. A reinforcer is chosen at the start of a story or game and it will automatically activate upon completion.
A parent, therapist, teacher or other adult can also activate a reinforcer at any time as a motivator or to keep their student engaged to continue. This is explained in detail at the bottom of this page.
Allowing your student to see himself or herself in the action, performing the task, whether hitting a baseball or doing a dance, is far more effective and engaging than having them simply look at an interesting video.
Speech Kingdom's library is robust and growing. There is a good chance that you will find more than one reinforcer that interests your student.
Instead of specifying a reinforcer, choose the random reinforcer option (multi picture icon) and Speech Kingdom will animate your student in a different, randomly chosen reinforcer each time!
The Reinforcers Menu
From the Settings Menu, select the Reinforcers option to display the Reinforcers Menu, which contains the Speech Kingdom library of reinforcers. Scroll the menu to see the entire library, which continues to grow as users submit ideas for new reinforcers.
The Selected (Active) Reinforcer
Click a reinforcer to make it the Selected Reinforcer. You will see a thin blue border around the reinforcer and a small magnifying glass on the reinforcer to indicate that it is the Selected Reinforcer.
Preview the Selected Reinforcer
Click the small magnifying glass on the reinforcer to see a preview of your student in that reinforcer animation. This is a useful tool to use when trying to decide which reinforcer to select.
Hint: Reinforcer previews are also loads of fun for your student to play with.
Activate the Selected Reinforcer
This is best used when the adult's device is remotely connected to the student's device.
When the adult's device is remotely connected, reinforcers can be used as motivators and rewards. The adult simply brings up the Settings Menu on his or her device and selects Activate Reinforcer. The Selected Reinforcer will appear and animate on the student's device in real time.
See Student Mode — Remotely Controlling a Student's Device on the Help Page of this website.
Note: The Reinforcers Menu is available from the Settings Menus of Speech Kingdom's Fundamental Skills mini-stories, Social Stories and Games. The Activate Reinforcer option is also available on the Settings Menu.