Program Personalization

Save time when you are writing programs. This article explains how to write programs in a way that makes them easy to re-use for multiple clients. When you use these magic words in your programs you can copy the programs to and from the library without having to worry about any sensitive information being transferred.

In the Objective and Instructions of a program you can use the following magic words that will automatically be transformed when the program is viewed by a therapist or parent. Please note that the magic words are case sensitive.

Magic words #

Magic word Will be replaced by:
Learner Learner’s name (e.g. Rasmus)
learner Learner’s name (e.g. Rasmus)
Learner’s Learner’s name in possessive form (e.g. Rasmus’)
learner’s Learner’s name in possessive form (e.g. Rasmus’)
Magic word Male Female
he/she he she
him/her him her
his/her his her
himself/herself himself herself
He/she He She
Him/her Him Her
His/her His Her
Himself/herself Himself Herself

If the client’s gender is not specified then the magic word will not be replaced.

Examples #

Write an objective with the client’s name and correct personal pronouns:

The learner will be able to brush his/her teeth prompting

When this program is copyed to various client’s it will be displayed differently:

Name Gender* Displayed objective
Jane Female Jane will be able to brush her teeth prompting
Jack Male Jack will be able to brush his teeth prompting
Kim (Unspecified) Kim will be able to brush his/her teeth prompting
* Gender is set up on the client’s profile

Setting the client’s gender #

To set up the client’s gender simply edit the client’s profile on the Clients page.