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Episode 151: Toilet Training for Children with Autism

Toilet training is one of the most important skills we can teach our learners. When it comes to toilet training children with autism or with other special needs, it means we can promote their dignity. We feel strongly that toilet training should be introduced as soon as a child is ready. Here, we talk about prerequisite skills, intrinsic motivation, and how to build momentum before starting the training.

Tips on Toilet Training

Priming is essential as well and we discuss how to make the toilet a familiar, positive place. We talk about using a time interval approach to toilet training, choosing a powerful reinforcer and getting parent buy-in, and how to use visuals. We also discuss how to handle when a child has an accident and some common toilet training mistakes.

Ready to start toilet training your learners? Grab our handy toilet training tip sheet below to use with your learners and their families.

What’s Inside:

  • The importance of toilet training children with autism and other special needs.
  • How to use a time interval approach
  • Common toilet training mistakes

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