Re: Hi, I'm new and could use some suggestions
Is this a case where the BM has primary custody, and she is not on board w/toilet training? A very difficult situation. Can any amount of logic, stroking, pressure -- whatever it takes, be brought to bear on BM so that she will work with the program?
Has the behav mod program at the new school changed significantly over the behav mod program of the old school for toilet training issues? Are they using any form of reward for appropriate toiletting? Rewards are very important. If DS enjoys affection, offering approval & hugs immediately following use of the potty can be very helpful to training. Some kids are more motivated by a small treat (raisin, choc chip, small gummy candy) as a special reward for doing well on a new skill like toiletting.
Usually it's easier to train & modify urine than bowels. Has there been any progress made with urine training? Do they do the frequent toilet trips at his current school? If not, I would ask for an aide to be assigned to this task.
Have you or the school tried using pictorial social stories to help demonstrate expectations? These are very helpful for some children.
Any chance you will have DS for a longer period over a holiday? That would be a great time to zoom ahead on progress.
Last edited by elmhar; 08-22-2006 at 11:07 AM.