How to Be a Great Toilet Training Consultant in Home and Community Settings

Dr. Daniel W. Mruzek, BCBA-D

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Dr. Daniel Mruzek, BCBA-D for a Continuing Education webinar for Behavior Analysts! This event will focus on strategies for training toileting skills in your clients.


Course Abstract

Urinary and bowel incontinence is a significant threat to quality of life for many people with developmental disabilities, compromising personal autonomy, community inclusion, physical comfort and hygiene, and acceptance by peers. In this workshop, we will systematically address best practice in toilet training consultation with families and teaching teams, including: systematic intervention planning, identifying and overcoming barriers to success, troubleshooting unexpected problems, maintenance of skill and generalization across settings. This presentation will include a review of data collection and analysis procedures, considerations related to difficult training environments, and the use of moisture alarms as a viable alternative to standard behavioral intervention.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will identify key considerations in the process of individualized assessment and planning of toilet training interventions for persons with developmental disabilities.
  2. Participants will recognize the most common barriers to success in toilet training, as well as adaptive supports that aid in overcoming these barriers.
  3. Participants will demonstrate knowledge of specific training techniques essential for parents and teachers
  4. Participants will identify risks to training success and related troubleshooting strategies

About the Presenter

Dan is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in western New York. He received his doctoral training in Psychology at the Ohio State University and is a former Program Director at the Groden Center in Providence, Rhode Island. He has been a researcher on several externally funded intervention studies, including controlled trials of an innovative toilet training method for children with autism that employs an Apple OS – based app and manualized intervention that he and colleagues developed. Dan has authored and co-authored more than twenty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on autism and other developmental disabilities, including chapters in the popular text, Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Evidence-Based Guideand the APA Parent Training for Autism Spectrum Disorder. At URMC, Dan serves as a clinician and consultant, training school teams and supporting families of children with ASD and other developmental disabilities and works with several URMC research teams. He is a longtime member of the faculty in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Rochester Warner School of Education. He is on the editorial board for the journals Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and is a “Top Ten” contributor to the Autism Speaks Got Questions? blog site for families and practitioners. Dan is a coauthor of two instruments published by Pro-Ed Publishers, Inc., the Developmental Assessment for Individuals with Severe Disabilities and the Adaptive Behavior Diagnostic Scale. He is a popular community presenter and has provided staff trainings with agencies internationally for more than two decades.

Number of CEU’s available: 2.0 BACB CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $39.99 (includes CEU’s)

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com.

Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention, LLC, is a BACB-Approved ACE Provider (Provider # OP-17-2781). The BACB does not directly sponsor or endorse this event, its speakers, or its content.


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