1. First one should assess what reinforcers are the most effective for the person either with a formal assessment tool or observations of the function of the behavior.
2. Determine which of the reinforcers identified to use with each of the behaviors you are targeting for treatment or training.
3. It is helpful to try out informally the reinforcer to be sure that it is effective before formalizing your training program.
4. Try to select reinforcers that are easy to use and transport. If you are using edibles it is helpful to use individually wrapped reinforcers or edibles in small packets or that can be easily place in a cup or napkin.
5. If you are using toys as a reinforcer it is helpful to use smaller toys that are easy to transport and deliver to the child.
6. If you are using tangible items or edible items it is helpful to select items that are affordable in you budget and the families budget so that you or the family can buy them on a regular basis.
7. It is always helpful to talk with the person in treatment and give them choices about reinforcers both during the assessment and during treatment or training.
These are just a few tips to consider that may increase the speed and effectiveness of your training!