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Toilet Training From a Sensory Perspective

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Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L


Toilet Training From a Sensory Perspective

From a parent’s perspective, no other developmental milestone is likely more life changing than independence in toileting! This 2-hour webinar provides an overview of two very different methods for toilet training children with sensory processing disorders and/or autism. The presenter also reviews a variety of resources, modifications, adaptive equipment, and sensory strategies that you will feel prepared to recommend or use immediately. Although toilet training is typically most successful when carried out in the home, strategies for the school setting are also included. This course is included with the Early Childhood Webinar Package.

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. Understand the role of visual schedules, social stories, rewards and consequences, and sensory strategies in the toilet-training process.
  4. Assess the pros and cons of two very different approaches to toilet training.
  5. Determine 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
  • CE Broker course code: 20-610490

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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. Although selling the business in October 2020, she remains with Sensational Brain as the AOTA CE Administrator. She currently works as an Intensive Support Specialist for a large educational service agency. Gwen presents to audiences nationwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation. She lives in Galesburg, Michigan, with her husband and will soon have an empty nest as her three daughters venture out on their own. 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 compensation for her responsibilities as CE administrator for AOTA as well as speaking fees from Sensational Brain LLC. Gwen is co-author of Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5®.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


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