1. Eat a desired food item in front of the child without offering any to him or her.
2. Activate a wind-up toy, let it deactivate, and hand it to the child.
3. Open a jar of bubbles, blow bubbles, and then close the jar tightly and give the closed jar to the child.
4. Initiate a familiar social game with the child until the child expresses pleasure, then stop the game and wait.
5. Blow up a balloon and slowly deflate it; then hand the deflated balloon to the child or hold the deflated balloon up to your mouth and wait.
6. Offer the child a food item or toy that he or she dislikes.
7. Place a desired food item in a clear container that the child cannot open; then put the container in front of the child and wait.
8. Engage the child in putting together a puzzle. After the child has put in three pieces, offer the child a piece that does not fit.
9. Engage the child in an activity with a substance that can be easily spilled (or dropped, broken, torn, etc.); suddenly spill some of the substance on the table or floor in front of the child and wait.
10. Put an object that makes noise in an opaque container and shake the bag; hold up the container and wait.
11. Give the child materials for an activity of interest that necessitates the use of an instrument for completion (e.g., a piece of paper to draw on or cut; a bowl of pudding or soup); hold the instrument out of the child’s reach and wait.
12. Engage the child in an activity of interest that necessitates the use of an instrument for completion (e.g., pen, crayon, scissors, stapler, wand for blowing bubbles, spoon); have a third person come over and take the instrument, go sit on the distant side of the room while holding the instrument within the child’s sight, and wait.
Adapted from Wetherby and Prizant, 1989.