Rewards for successful use of toilet
Reinforcement, Reinforcement, Reinforcement!!!
This is what ABA is all about!!
That is to say that the goal of our toilet training process.
We are setting our child up for success- Giving enough fluid, taking him every fifteen minutes, and reinforcing when he potties.
This makes him want to go again, therefore moving up the learning curve.
What reinforcers should I use?
Buy the most motivating reinforcers! Even if you don’t love using a candy or a specific toy as a reinforcer, use it! Parents relate that after two weeks of trying to use organic dark chocolate or dried fruit as reinforcement, they gave up. They thought their child will never become potty trained. After switching to effective reinforcement, they subsequently saw the difference! However, this does not mean to say use unhealthy snacks. Prizes certainly work as well.
Keep in mind, it’s a short process and your child should stay motivated!
Charts are helpful and children love seeing the gold stars fill up their charts.