Toilet Training From a Sensory Perspective
From a parent’s perspective, it’s likely that no other developmental milestone is 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.
- Identify signs of toilet-training readiness in children with Autism or Sensory Processing Disorder.
- Determine the impact of sensory over- or under-responsiveness on toilet training.
- Understand the role of visual schedules, social stories, rewards and consequences, and sensory strategies in the toilet-training process.
- Assess the pros and cons of two very different approaches to toilet training.
- Determine possible next steps for children with extreme fears or aversion to the toilet-training process.
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
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
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