iReward is a fun and useful app. Use it with your spouse, kids, yourself, or anyone for whom you want to provide some positive reinforcement. iReward is a motivation chart for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad!

***Please read tips for use at bottom or go to the FAQ section of http://grembe.com so you can get the most benefit out of this app. Also check out our other apps iCommunicate and My Pictures Talk.

Behavior analysts often use tangible rewards when working with children. For example, when a child earns a certain number of stars for behavior you want repeated, they are rewarded.

Use of motivational charts is not limited to any one group. We all benefit from motivation to achieve our goals! This type of praise or approval will help parents of typically developing children, children with autism, developmental delays, ADHD, and anxiety disorders.

How does iReward work? Choose the behavior you are trying to reinforce, choose your reward, and then choose the number of times the behavior needs to be completed before the reward is earned. Then, you can take a picture with your camera, or select a picture from the camera roll, which will provide extra motivation or reminders about the goal.

Progress is tracked by tapping on a star when the desired behavior is attained. The star will then turn to gold, red, a smiley, or a checked box, depending on what is selected in Settings. When all five stars have been tapped, they turn to the selected setting, indicating that the goal has been attained. You may provide voice praise in the Settings also. You may clear all the stars by double-tapping anywhere on the screen when viewing a reward. You also have the ability to take away progress by removing a star.

Tips for use:
1) If you want the ability to lock the app so that all a child can do is view rewards and create new ones, you turn on the Lockable setting. Set a case-sensitive password in the textbox that appears and Save. To unlock all functionality, so that you can reward stars, delete rewards, goto Settings, etc., you shake the phone when viewing the list or a reward. You will be presented with a textbox to enter the password you typed on the Settings screen. To lock the app again you shake the phone or restart the app.
2) When viewing a reward you can double tap to clear all stars or to revert to the number you had when you entered the reward.
3) Image Search: when editing or adding a new picture you click on Image Search button, enter your search keywords, click Search. You then can flick to left or right to move through images. When you find one to save, click Save Selected Picture to Camera Roll. You can then do more searches to save multiple pictures to camera roll, or click Select Picture to jump right to your saved pictures to add or replace existing picture.

Price at time of review: $4.99

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