Wet beds, wet pants, unmentionable messes… all parents have a story or two to tell about their toilet training journey. Especially those parenting children with special needs.
Here are a few tips, tricks and encouragements to keep you going.
10 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN POTTY TRAINING A SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILD
by Ellen Seidman, mum of Max, who has cerebral palsy
COLLECTION of RESOURCES AND ARTICLES
See this website for a number of articles and resources on potty training including a video by 2-year-old Alleke explaining the process:
There is a growing epidemic of children who excel academically, but have difficulty with social, emotional and motor skills, as pre-schools reduce outside free play time and increase more formal classroom time. Pre-schoolers are becoming more easily frustrated, less attentive in class, more easily overwhelmed, and tire more easily with gross motor activities.
Article by Angela Hansom (Occupational therapist)