Tip for Using Rewards Effectively:
If your student verbally challenges you about the reward program that you are using... examine the quality of your own interactions with the student. Students are most likely to argue with adults when they feel that they have been treated unfairly or ignored. Analyze your interactions with the student to be sure that you are not expressing anger or annoyance and that you do not use sarcasm. Be sure that you are enforcing the terms of the reward program fairly--in particular, giving the student appropriate credit for good behaviors.