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January 15, 2019

Teaching typically developing children how to use the toilet is difficult enough- but what about our children who have developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, and communication challenges? Here are a few considerations and strategies to use when toilet training your child with special needs.

Sensory Challenges

If your child is sensitive or upset by the sensory aspects of going to the toilet, try controlling your child's sensory experience during toileting.

  • Get your child familiar with sitting on the toilet by practicing for a few minutes every day.

  • Make him comfortable- consider letting your child wear socks, warm the temperature of the room, provide a foot stool for better support, consider a toilet seat reducer/insert to decrease fear of falling in the toilet, use warm flushable wipes, and try noise canceling headphones or background music to block out upsetting background noises.

Strategies for children with ASD

Children with ASD generally display the...

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