My son was still fairly non verbal at 3 yrs old, but we knew he was ready to be potty trained. I'm not sure if this will be frowned upon, but it could be worth a shot. What we did was leave him completely naked and stayed at the house for about a week with the potty chair in the middle of the living room floor. At the time we were living in a house with hardwood floors so if he didn't make it to the potty, no big deal to clean up. I watched him like a hawk, and if he looked like he was getting read to go, I would gently nudge him as close to the potty as I could. Eventually, he caught on, and he was completely potty trained within that week. He is now 4 and never has accidents. Now, if we had had carpeted floors, it may have been another story, but if you have wood or tile or a really great carpet cleaner, maybe give our method a try. Good luck! I know it's a nightmare in the beginning, but life gets so much easier once they get the hang of it.