Toilet Training

Friday June 7, 2019 at 2:59 PM


Toilet Training

When we ask parents to describe the most important goals they have for enhancing their child’s independence, one of the most common responses has to do with toilet training. Achieving success with toilet training is a major milestone, but coming to a decision about when and how to start can be intimidating, especially for the parent of a child with special needs.

A recent article in Metro Parent addresses the topic of toilet training as it relates to children on the autism spectrum, and features an interview with Lauren Lobbestael, Clinical Director at Gateway’s Dearborn location. In the article, Lauren describes keys to toilet training success such as determining if the child is ready, making the experience fun and exciting, and collaborating with other members of the child’s care team. For all of Lauren’s helpful advice and tips, you can find the full article in the June 2019 edition of Metro Parent magazine, or online at this link.

You can also view one of our previous posts on this topic for more information and an overview of some characteristics that successful toilet training programs share. Since June is Potty Training Awareness Month, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to return to this important topic, along with thanking Lauren for offering her helpful recommendations for parents.

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