There are two major tablets that have been advertised on different social media outlets that claim to improve behavior and make the parents life easier. After receiving a message about them, I decided to look more into it.
- less stress and conflict, more quality family time– your child learns to stay on task, on their own, with a distraction free device with built in graphics and engaging sounds
- Structured routines and tasks step by step-access an icon library of built in routines and tasks or customize your own with pictures you can take and upload
- Set Goally points and rewards-keep your child motivated to complete tasks, while building confidence and independence
- block the distractions-improve your child’s focus and help them make progress while achieving desired behavior with rewards, not yelling
|Chat with nate:
nate: Hi There! Do you have any questions about Goally?
please introduce yourself
me: Do you have an information packet for therapists?
nate: Hey Amanda, What do you mean by information packet?
|me: More information on your product. Your site does not give much. Do you have research studies, etc to show the science instead of stating there is science behind it
Nate: While we don’t have a booklet there are places on our website dedicated to therapists and providing research.
|Me: I would not suggest it unless I see the science myself
So you put this out before you conduct a study. Interesting
Nate: Additionally, Goally builds on over 30 years of research into the power of routine, habit and schedule planners
me: where is the research?
Nate: Goally doesn’t try and reinvent the wheel but rather put a longstanding
|Me: You have BCBA on your staff but you dont know what behaviorism is?
Nate: I work customer service not with the science behind the product
me:ah ok thank you. Just so you know that ABA which is practiced by BCBA caused many autistic people PTSD and your product seems to further that so they can bring it home.
|Me: Here is a research study proving it: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/AIA-08-2017-0016/full/html
and a study by the US navy showing that ABA doesn’t work https://www.altteaching.org/us-government-reports-that-aba-doesnt-work/
|me: Have a nice day
Nate: I’m sorry if Goally promotes and continues things that you completely disagree with. From my limited experience with the company, they seem to be doing a lot to support the company outside of selling a product (free workshops, blog posts, scholarship funds). However, you are clearly far more educated on the topic and seem to take great issue with the product. I will check out these studies. Thanks for the information!
Hopefully he does read the studies. The seed has been planted. Lets hope it grows.