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Potty Training Tips for Children with Autism

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Jun 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

Two words that strike fear in most parents are toilet and training.

Toilet training, or "potty training", can be a scary process for any family but it may be particularly challenging for families of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research shows that children diagnosed with autism are often delayed in achieving toilet training success and that it may take more time to complete the toilet training process than other children. Potential barriers may include language deficits that may make it difficult for the child to say “I need to go potty!”, difficulty dressing and undressing when it is time to go, change in routines leading to negative behavior, or having aversions to the noises, smells, and bright lights that are associated with bathroom time.

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Topics: ABA Therapy, Autism, parenting, tips

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