Successful toilet training is one of the most useful and (likely) socially significant skills we can teach our students with autism. Having trouble with or feeling timid about transitioning your student with autism from diapers to the toilet? Fret not! Follow the steps in this blog post– it’s the approach we’ve used for many years to successfully toilet train our students.
Self-Help & Independence Skills
Promote independence with socially significant life skill goals.
Parents all have goals about what they’d like their kids to do and have in adulthood. Perhaps they imagine their daughter as an esteemed marine biologist who writes books and owns estates around the world. Or maybe their goal for their son, who has special needs, is to live in a nice home with friends or by himself and have a job he really enjoys. It is our job to help set our students and families up for success in the future. In order to do this, we need to start grooming their independence skills when they are young. We want to help ensure that our clients will be proficient at taking care of themselves to the best of their abilities by the time they are grown up and ready to leave home.
Once a student is a pro with beginner’s self-care tasks, incrementally delve into the more advanced targets that follow. If your kiddo struggles with learning life skills, then be sure to employ the recommended teaching tools and tips.Read More »How To Foster Independence Skills
In the first year of children’s lives, they rely on their parents and caregivers for everything. As children approach 2 years of age, however,… Read More »How To Teach A Young Child Self Care Skills
One of my proudest and most shocking moments of being a BCBA/Mom was when my son came home with a self-monitoring form designed by his… Read More »How to Implement a Self-Monitoring System
Stuck on what to give your sweetie this holiday season? Consider wrapping up presents that improve your sweetie’s mood and skills, create memories and promote independence. When Kevin can learn to brush his teeth like a pro or walk home from school safely, his self-confidence will soar. Priceless! Here are our favourite prezzies that help your kiddo do things independently.Read More »Gifts That Promote Independence