It's Time...Toileting Skills at Home is a self-paced training for caregivers who are ready to tackle teaching toileting skills at home (or any other location). It's best suited for caregivers who need just a little bit of support to help them get started or try again with a structured, positive and effective plan, as well as some help to problem solve along the way. This service is purchased at your convenience, whenever you've decided "it's time" to get rid of those diapers. You will have access to a series of videos to guide you along the way, resources to download and if needed, the option to purchase 1 hour consultations from Children's Wellness Centre's experienced Board Certified Behaviour Analysts. We are always here to support you!
How a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst Can Help
A Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) is a graduate level professional that utilizes evidence-based strategies based in behaviour analysis to teach individuals new skills that will improve the quality of their life. All services provided are individualized and goals are established using a collaborative approach between caregiver, child and BCBA. Once an “end” goal has been agreed to (e.g., poops in the toilet at home or in public) the BCBA will create an individualized plan that takes into consideration the caregiver and child's values, culture and any other personal preferences identified to the BCBA. Within this plan the BCBA will outline how everyone will work together, and systematically move closer and closer to achieving the “end” goal.
When working with a BCBA the goal is always to teach strategies that will help individuals achieve personal goals. That being said, the first step is ALWAYS ensuring that the barriers that are being encountered are behavioural and not medical. To ensure the goals that are being set are achievable and safe, BCBAs may require medical clearance prior to implementing strategies to teach toileting skills. This is especially important for children who experience frequent constipation or have been treated for encopresis.
If you would like to read more about what a BCBA is, what they do and what to expect when working together please click here.