1. Caregivers or program writers should continue to assess the reinforcers for the client periodically to assure they do not change.
2. When the performance drops off for a few days make sure to observe and assess whether or not the reinforcers have changed.
3. Giving the child or client a choice of reinforcers is one way of avoiding the pitfall of a reinforcer loosing its strength on a specific day. For example, if a child is not hungry during the training he may not want the lemon cookies he usually likes to work for. Giving him a choice of an activity or other reinforcers identified is good practice daily.
4. As always try to give the reinforcers consistently so that the contingency or rule is clear to the child
5. Reminding the child what the reward and what is expected of him should be done periodically so that over time he does not forget.
6. Presenting the reinforcers visually can help to maintain the strength of the reinforcer over time.
In general, maintaining the strength of the reinforcer over time may determine the success you have with training over time.