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The Role of OT in Toilet Training

Webinar Length (Hours):



Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L


The Role of OT in Toilet Training

From a parent’s perspective, no other developmental milestone is likely more life changing than independence in toileting! In this 90-minute webinar, participants learn two methods for toilet training children with sensory processing disorders and/or autism. Gwen reviews a variety of resources, modifications, adaptive equipment, and sensory strategies to recommend or use immediately. Strategies for home and school and toddlers through teens are discussed, leaving you ready to tackle this important developmental milestone with your clients right away.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify signs of toilet-training readiness in children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorder.
  2. Determine the impact of sensory over- or under-responsiveness on toilet training.
  3. Delineate the roles of visual schedules, social stories, rewards and consequences, and sensory strategies in the toilet-training process.
  4. Identify the pros and cons of two very different approaches to toilet training.
  5. Select possible next steps for children with extreme fears or aversion to the toilet-training process.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level occupational therapists, teachers, and parents of children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
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  • CE Broker course code: 20-948701

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program

Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (#8215). Course approval ID# 08160. This distance learning, independent format is offered at 0.15 CEUs, Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, and Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders. Gwen is the creator of BrainWorks sensory diet tools. After selling Sensational Brain LLC in 2020, Gwen returned to school-based OT in a consultant position. Gwen continues to present to audiences nationwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation. She lives in Galesburg, Michigan, with her husband and pets and enjoys spending time with her adult daughters. Learn more about Gwen’s mission and why she created BrainWorks on our About page. To view Gwen’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Gwen Wild receives speaking fees from Sensational Brain LLC. Gwen is co-author of Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5®.
  • Nonfinancial: Gwen is the original owner of Sensational Brain LLC and founder of BrainWorks. No other relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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