No More Diapers: A Behavioral Approach to Toileting Success

No More Diapers:  A Behavioral Approach to Toileting Success 

Independent toileting is one of the most important life skills for children with autism and other disabilities. Whether a child is toilet trained impacts many areas of life including school placement options, access to childcare and the ability to participate in educational settings. Participants will learn about using a behavioral approach to toilet training and the role of parents and educators in the toilet training process. Strategies for assessing toileting needs, developing toilet training plans, implementation of research-based strategies will be reviewed and demonstrated. *Participant complaints regarding this or any other BACB CE event requirements violations must first be directed, in writing, to the Relias Learning ACE Coordinator, Rhonda Davin, PhD. Please contact Dr. Davin via email: [email protected] The ACE Coordinator will make every reasonable attempt to resolve participant complaints; however, should the ACE Coordinator be unable to resolve the complaint, the complainant may file a formal complaint directly with the BACB.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Kentucky Division of Child Care


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-MB
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe 3 signs of toilet training readiness.
Discuss when to begin toilet training.
Prioritize toilet training for individuals with disabilities.
Describe the importance of using assessments, setting goals, and creating individualized plans for toilet training.
Discuss the need for data based toileting decisions.
Instructor: Mary Lynch Barbera, PhD, RN, BCBA-D
Mary's been a Registered Nurse since the mid-1980s, and has worked with neurologically impaired patients. She was a Staff Development Coordinator and Nurse Manager at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She brings a unique perspective to the field of the behavior analysis, though, because she's also the parent of an individual with autism. In 2003, Mary became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She was the lead Behavior Analyst on the Pennsylvania Verbal Behavior Project from 2003 to 2010. In 2011, she earned a PhD in Leadership. She has worked with hundreds of individuals on the autism spectrum, and dozens of which she has assisted in toilet training. Mary trains and presents worldwide. Her book, The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders, has sold over 20,000 copies and it is available in several languages. Disclosure: Mary Lynch Barbera, PhD, RN, BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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