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TRAINING

08/01/2012
Endless repetition
   Change leading to change
Teaching to his senses
   Feeling something new

Praise for his successes
   Positive rewards
Patience during failure
   One more chance to learn
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5 Comments
  1. Deborah permalink

    What a beautiful observance of what can be a most trying and confusing time in a child’s life (as well as somewhat traumatic for his parents as well!) – potty training. Enough said. I will refrain from going into the details of our personal trials on this one. What I will say is that Ready, Set, Potty!: Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders by Brenda Batts is a wonderful reference for this adventure.

  2. Rebecca permalink

    Could this be THE training? : )

    • Deborah permalink

      You probably posted your question before my comment was posted… but yes, this is THE training… if you mean the training we’ve been stressing over and whining about for a year! Wish us luck!

  3. Rebecca permalink

    Good luck! You mentioned offline that Brenda Batts recommends using a theme in your bathroom for this new, um, adventure. Did you decide on one? Is it still presents?

    • Deborah permalink

      Yes, we are using “presents” as our theme – so fun! Matthew loves it! We wrapped photos hanging on the walls in wrapping paper, as well as the cotton ball holder. We also put stickers on the mirror and cabinets (balloons, presents, cakes with candles, etc.). Very festive!

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