OK... here is the dilemma. We work on a token system in my classroom. I have faded out most edibles, except for fruit. I love when they eat fruit and more power to them if they want to "earn" it. Ha! So, I used grant money to buy some awesome leisure activities. One of those activities is a HUGE bin of Education Legos. They are the Community Helpers set. It's such a cool box of Legos - there are about 1,000 pcs. So, I have one little boy who will do. anything. for. legos. He is sooo motivated by them. He works so hard. He earns his legos. I set the timer for 2 minutes, and he adds on to his little city at his independent area. Timer goes off, he comes back to the table, smiling and so proud of himself. Then... I have another kid. Who is equally excited about legos. Except... he has major anxiety over it. He is SO motivated by them, that he can't focus on ANYTHING while he's earning his tokens. He looks over at the bin (I've even hidden it and he looks in the "direction" of it) -- he is breathing heavily, when he earns his tokens he BOLTS to the leisure corner and frantically starts to plow through the bin for his two minutes, and when the timer goes off, we have to PULL him away from the legos. He's gotten better about coming back.... but it's the process of earning them that drives me insane. The kid literally can't breathe or think about what he's doing because he's hyperfocused on Legos. So, today I tried saying "Sorry, legos are for when we act calm in school." He just kept saying "Calm? __ is calm. He is calm. He is calm." And then breathing heavily, dipping under my arm and running over to the area, etc. So it's clearly still an issue.... even when he's not earning them. And it would be so rough to take them away from my other kid, who is perfect with them and follows all of the rules and this is really the only thing he is motivated by! Has anyone ever encountered this? Any ideas? We've done visuals (I must be calm to get my legos. I must listen to my teacher.) I've also withheld the legos until he's breathing nicely and his eyes aren't bugging out of his head, but sometimes he never stops!!! PLUS I feel bad about withholding something he legitimately earned.. but he just FREAKS about these dang legos.