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Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues: Second Edition

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues: Second Edition [Kindle Edition]

Maria Wheeler

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Easy-to-read bulleted lists offer more than 200 do’s and don’ts, supported by over 50 real-life case examples!

Toilet training can become a battleground for caregivers and children alike, especially if the child has autism or other developmental challenges. In this book, Maria Wheeler offers a detailed roadmap for success. She stresses the importance of visual cues, such as picture schedules representing the steps of the toileting routine. Other crucial elements are repetition, rewards, and teamwork with teachers if the child is in school. You will find many original and commonsense solutions for transitioning children from diapers to underpants, stopping “repeat flushing,” monitoring fluid intake, coping with a noisy bathroom, using Social Stories, and much more. Wheeler’s methods help keep the process as positive as possible for all involved, so children don’t feel upset or ashamed about going to the bathroom.

You will learn how to:

Gauge readiness
Identify and reduce sensory challenges
Help the child overcome fears and anxieties
Develop a “habit training” routine
Teach proper use of the toilet, toilet paper, sink, etc.
Facilitate the transition from diapers to underwear
Deal with toileting in unfamiliar environments
And more!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3700 KB
  • Print Length: 124 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Incorporated; 2 edition (1 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007144OKA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #252,735 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a book on potty training for the child with autism and sensory issues! 6 Mar 2012
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This book is fabulous and I finally have hope! By the second page, it was as if a light came down from heaven and choir of angels began singing heavenly harmonies! Wow, realistic potty training advice for a child with autism and sensory issues. I've read a few potty training books and knew they would not help me with my more challenging situation with my 5 y/o son. Other methods work on rewards, but what if rewards don't motivate your child? What if you can't get your child to sit on the toilet? What if you can't even get the diaper off your child let alone put underwear on them because of their sensory issues?

I don't want to isolate my child on the toilet, force him to sit on the toilet or endure his screaming because it is overwhelming for him sensory-wise. Potty training shouldn't be traumatic and the book was able to illustrate a more caring but matter-of-fact way to respect a child's sensory problems AND desensitize triggers that can really upset them. Plus, it helped me to understand why my son behaved the way he did and how we could actually teach him to use the toilet even if he didn't have self-awareness for his bodily issues. All of the questions I had were answered in this book and the only that would be better is if I could have the author come in my home and help us! I highly recommend this book.
3.0 out of 5 stars For those early on in potty training... 31 Jan 2014
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I wish I hadn't spent my money on this book. If you are the parent of an older child with autism (over 5), hoping that this book will give new strategies & enlightenment, you probably won't find it here. You have probably already been through years of potty training, read everything you could find, and enlisted the help of therapists and teachers. You already know what's in this book and the unique issues that our kids have with potty training. You probably have the picture schedules, social stories, incentive plans, and a working knowledge of ABA & PECS & SPD and their relevance to working with your child on potty training. If you are still early in the potty training experience--perhaps just a year or two in and still looking for possibilities, this book does overview the basic kinds of potty training and multiple strategies to support them, according to methods that most often work for our children. Unfortunately, during a desperate weekend of accidents with my near-7-year-old I saw this book and hoped for a miracle answer. My bet is that at least a few of you reading this are in a similar state. This book is not the miracle solution you're looking for. I think patience and persistence in the potty routine is our best bet, and one day it most likely will happen for our older kids too!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 30 Oct 2013
By joe stone - Published on
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This book is right on. It says it takes a year and it did for my grandaughter, be patient and loving and don't get frustrated
3.0 out of 5 stars Toilet Training Autistic Kids 31 Aug 2013
By Elizabeth Wilcher - Published on
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This book had some helpful suggestions and anecdotal evidence to support the suggestions; however, it was very short. It seems to me it could have contained better and longer descriptions of the techniques. If you were unfamiliar with some of the concepts, such as a picture schedule, I think it would be hard to follow. The book is overpriced at almost $11.
4.0 out of 5 stars It opened my eyes 3 April 2013
By Ursula A Boudreau - Published on
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I bought this because my 4.5 year old son with Asperger's is not potty trained. We have been trying essentially for a year and a half. He is hyposensitive in some respects and I really couldn't tell if he either couldn't feel the urge to *go* or just didn't care and what to do about it. I found the section on habit training very helpful, but it also reminded me that what seems like a logical sequence of events (get up on the foot stool, turn around, pull your pants down, sit) to an adult might not be for even a high functioning autistic child. It helped me slow down and make sure he knew what he had to so every step of the way.
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