"The Potty Party Bag!"
Theresa is an ABA Supervisor who works in our home with my 5 year old son. Theresa totally rocks! Everyday he shows new growth - significant, heavy duty, substantive development - and I am so uber thrilled she is a part of our Team. What I love about Theresa is she is walks five paces ahead of everyone in her head! She is constantly working on the next best strategy toward achievement... Her tool-box is marvelously bountiful!
We are in the middle of potty-training. The problem is that my son only wants to go with me present. He refuses to allow his BI's (Behavior Interventionist) or the Respite Workers or Baby-Sitters to see his nether parts! So Theresa made this “Potty Party Bag!” Each time he goes potty in the toilet, a tremendous celebration ensues and then my son gets to select a prize from “The Potty Party Bag!” Guess who mastered generalizing “The Potty” experience within the week? Dude was beckoning everyone in sight to witness the extraordinary and join in the celebration!
There were steps of course....
*A Social Story was written.
*The Social Story was read at the beginning of each ABA Session.
* Mom invited BI to join in the Potty Celebration each time after he used the potty.
* Huge Hoopla - drumroll, please - and prize given by Theresa or the BI from "The Potty Party Bag," each time he went number one!!!
* Soon, Mom invited BI to join in and witness the amazing number one live and in action! He did not mind as he knew the BI or Theresa would give him a prize from "The Potty Party Bag!"