Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
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Third Committee Member
The present investigation adapted a behaviorally-based toilet-training protocol for use with two male children with developmental disabilities. Positive practice and verbal reprimands were eliminated, and reinforcement, scheduled sits, and a urine alarm were utilized. Data were collected on the number of intoilet urinations, urinary accidents, and self-initiations. Results show that both participants exhibited significant improvement in their toileting skills and met the final success criteria rapidly. These results were maintained through follow-up. Implications for the elimination of punishment procedures in future toilet training protocols are discussed.
Pearsall, Chelsea Lynn, "A Punishment-free, Toilet-training Protocol for Children with Developmental Disabilities" (2012). All Master's Theses. 1495.
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