Countdown boards provide a visual display which allows a flap to be folded over as a step is completed or a direction is fulfilled. A space to depict the reinforcer or next activity is provided next to the final number.
Unlike a token board, the child is not "earning" anything; the board merely shows how much of a task is left. This can make it easier for an adult to edit at their discretion (e.g., "you look tired today, let's do three more and then we can be done"). They are often well-received by parents, as there is only one small piece (the reinforcer image) that may come loose in a bag.