The easy way to change habits and behaviour
Used by psychologists, teachers and other educational professionals, as well as parents, to modify the behaviour of children and students with ADD and ADHD and other learning difficulties.
The MotivAider is an ingeniously simple device that was designed by Clinical Psychologist Steve Levinson, in the United States, to enable children of all ages to change their own behaviour and habits quickly, easily and privately.
To actually change, a child must be able to keep his or her attention focused on what to do and why to do it. That's not so easy for a young mind in a classroom – and a world – filled with distractions.
The MotivAider keeps children focused on the changes they want to make in their own behaviour and habits. And it does it automatically and privately while relieving teachers and parents of the need to "nag."
“ Children with an attention deficit have shown dramatic and sustained improvement in concentration, attention and focus when wearing the MotivAider ”
The MotivAider is a pager–like device weighing less than 75 grams that sends its user a silent private signal – a pulsing vibration – that is automatically repeated as often as the user selects.All the user has to do is mentally connect a chosen personal goal to the MotivAider's signal. The MotivAider does the rest. It sends the user a steady stream of private prompts – again, friendly interruptions – to keep the user's attention riveted on the chosen goal. Now available in the UK.
In the U.S the MotivAider is also being used extensively by teachers themselves. They use it to keep their attention focused on any chosen behavioural objective related to their teaching effectiveness. For example, teachers working with autistic children use the MotivAider to stay focused on the importance of generously administering praise. Because teachers rarely receive immediately reinforcing feedback for praising autistic children, they tend to praise at rates far lower than research indicates are effective. The MotivAider allows teachers to compensate for this absence of feedback. Likewise, parents use the MotivAider to keep their attention focused on interacting with their child in a specific desired manner instead of allowing the emotions (most notably frustration) aroused by the child's behavior to dictate how the parents act towards the child.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 25 April, 2011.