Potty Training (No Points)
Potty Training (bladder and bowel control) is one of the most important skills we will learn. It is quite literally a skill we will need through our entire life!
Being able to use the potty effectively is in fact, a culmination of so many skills. From physical skills such as fine motor skills (finger dexterity), gross motor skills (balance), sensory perception (recognising the need to go), attention (staying focused on the task at hand) to cognitive skills (remembering the order of events) and others.
Almost all mainstream schools require that your child be potty trained before they may join. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your child has all the basic skills set in place to master toilet training so that they may join the school without fear of mishaps.
If your child has a special need, this course will explain to you in detail with practical tips and help how to go about helping your child to become as independent as possible in this quite personal skill.
Lecture 1 Overview
In this lecture you will learn about the skills needed for successful toilet training. The Developmental Progression for toilet training is also laid out, as well as the skills that gets a child from dependant to independent.
Signs indicating toilet readiness for neurotypical children
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE SKILLS
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS
Developmental Progression for Toilet Training
Toileting Skills - From Dependent to Independent
Lecture 2 Overview
The Sensory System plays a very significant role in toilet training. Learn about how the different systems can affect toilet training as strategies to support these sensory systems.
What is the Sensory System?
Vestibular System and Toileting
Auditory Sensitivities and Toileting
Tactile Sensitivities and Toileting
Body Awareness (Interoception) and Toileting
Interoceptive Considerations and Toileting
Strategies to Support Interoceptive Functioning
Social-Emotional Teaching Strategies
Lecture 3 Overview
Fine Motor Skills are super important to be successful in toilet training. From opening the door, unbuttoning pants, to washing hands; fine motor skills are needed for all of these and so many more!
Fine Motor Skills and Toileting
Fine Motor Skills Needed for Toileting
Fine Motor Skill Deficits and Toileting
Fine Motor Activity Suggestions to Help with Toileting
Strategies and Modifications to Support Fine Motor Skills for Toileting
Lecture 4 Overview
Gross Motor Skills are needed in the form of strength, coordination, balance and other aspects. Learn how to help someone with these deficits enter the bathroom, remove clothing, get on the potty, sit on the potty and to wipe and wash hands etc.
Gross Motor Skills and Toileting
Gross Motor Skills Needed for Toileting
Motor Planning, Body Awareness, and Balance for Toileting
Gross Motor Activity Suggestions to Help with Toileting
Strategies and Modifications to Support Gross Motor Skills for Toileting
Gross Motor Exercises and Stretches to Help with Constipation
Lecture 5 Overview
Behaviour is a reaction. So, if behaviour happens when trying to potty train, it is important to know why this behaviour occurs. Learn how to recognise these behaviours and how to help a child if they occur.
Behaviour and toileting
Tips to Help with Behaviours
Lecture 6 Overview
In order to complete the steps of toileting and to potty train, a child should have an attention spans that allows them to respond appropriately to verbal instructions. Learn what these instructions are how to help increase attention span.
Attention and toileting
Toileting Strategies and Attention Difficulties
Lecture 7 Overview
Delays or disabilities in which cognition is impaired can present in a myriad of ways. From awareness, orientation, judgment, insight to communication. These may all be affected. Learn what to do in situations where cognition may be impaired to aid in successful toileting.
Cognitive Impairments and toileting
Cognitive Challenges and Toileting
Toileting Strategies and Cognitive Impairments
Lecture 8 Overview
Toilet training is a major life process. For the child that has experienced trauma of some kind, potty training can be a very strenuous experience. Learn a bit more about childhood trauma and how it can impact toilet training
Trauma and toileting
How Trauma Impacts Toileting
Strategies to Help Trauma-Induced Difficulties with Toileting
Lecture 9 Overview
For the child with autism, toilet training can be a large hurdle to overcome. Issues with communication, senses and anxiety can lead to a very stressful time for both child and parent or caregiver. Learn about the common obstacles to success and strategies to help overcome these.
Autism Spectrum Disorders and toileting
Autism and Common Obstacles to Success
Toileting Strategies and Autism
Case Study as an example
Lecture 10 Overview
Physical disabilities and limitations can present with some very specific challenges that affect toileting. Some physical disabilities will make that 100% toilet readiness and independence does not always apply. Learn how Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida and other injuries can affect toilet training and the methods to help someone with these difficulties obtain as much independence as possible.
Physical Disabilities and toileting
Spinal Cord Injuries
Strategies and Physical Disabilities
Lecture 11 Overview
Equipment will always be needed for all changes in life. And mastering toileting is no different. Learn more about the typical equipment needed for successful potty training for neurotypical as well as special needs children.
Equipment for Typical Toilet Training
Equipment for Special Needs Toileting