Potty Training Tutorials: Scheduled Toilet Training. Before beginning scheduled training, ensure that your child is ready for potty training. Your child should have some bladder control indicated by extended periods of dryness And should be willing to sit on the toilet Scheduled training is a technique most often used with typical developing children And within early childhood settings It involves taking the child to the restroom at predetermined times in the day And providing reinforcement for successes. Your child may remain in diapers for the duration of this kind of training. Before beginning scheduled training however, you should determine how often you will take the child to the restroom To begin training, we recommend every 2 hours. Your child may participate in regular home and school activities while participating in this type of training. Before beginning training, you should collect the following materials Your data collection sheet and a pen A timer, and the child’s reinforcers – determined by the preference assessment. Now you and your child are ready to begin. The following are the steps for scheduled toilet training. One: When your child wakes up, or when they arrive at school, take the child to the toilet. Two: Have the child sit on the toilet for 5 minutes. Three: If they child is successful and urinates in the toilet, provide high quality reinforcement and praise. Make sure that the reinforcement item is only available for potty successes. If the item is a food, allow the child to consume it. If the item is a toy or object, allow the child to engage with it for 2 minutes before removing. Four: If the child does not go during the scheduled sit, make sure that the child sits for the entire duration. If necessary, you can place gentle pressure on the top of the child’s shoulders Or hold them underneath the arms if they’re having trouble sitting Remind the child, “When you go pee in the potty, you can get off.” Five: Record the condition of the child’s diaper – either wet, dry, or soiled. And record whether or not the child goes to the potty successfully. Six: Have the child put on a clean diaper and wash their hands. Seven: Ensure that these scheduled trips are positive and encouraging As they will occur through out the entire day. Eight: Bring the child to the restroom at the next scheduled sit in 2 hours. Continue until bed time or when the child leaves school. You can stop toilet training when the child consistently requests to go to the bathroom When he or she needs to go. If this doesn’t happen after several weeks of training, You should consider increasing the time between your sits. This will allow the child to request to go to the bathroom when they need to go. If you’re working with a child with impaired language, It’s important you teach these requests by practicing communication during your prompted trips. For example, you can prompt the child to take a picture from a picture communication book That represents toiletting, and they can bring it to the nearest adult. For this to be successful, the child should have consistent access to the picture communication book. This will allow him to request the bathroom at any time, during any situation. You can switch to underwear when the child is consistently successful And has one or fewer accidents per day. This potty training practice is quite easy to implement And particularly useful if you’re potty training many children at once. However, for children with disabilities, This practice may be quite slow or even unsuccessful. If you’re using this practice, ensure that you follow your sit schedule in all all different settings Including home, school, and out and about in the community.