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Each child with ASD has common problems that can make toileting hard. Knowing about these problems can help you come up with different ways to meet your child’s needs. You can trust The Beehavior Company to guide you through these issues with tact and understanding.
Difficulties with Toilet Training for ASD Children
There are a few concerns that parents need to be aware of when it comes to toilet training a child with ASD. The first one is that the child usually has a limited diet and low fluid intake, which can cause constipation and slower bowel movements. If your child doesn’t have the patience to sit on the toilet, or has painful bowel movements, this can affect their toilet training.
A further concern is that fact that people with ASD have reduced interoceptive awareness, meaning that their brain has a lower response to internal stimuli. The sensation of needing to empty their bladder or bowel could reach the child’s brain when it’s too late, resulting in accidents.
Some children also have difficulty understanding that all types of toilets serve the same purpose. This may need to be taught if the toilet at school is very different from the toilet at home, as is often the case. You can count on the experts at The Beehavior Company to help you and your child with these barriers to proper toilet usage. Call now at the number below.
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Tips to Developing a Toilet Routine
It is important to remember that the ultimate aim for The Beehavior Company is to empower your child with independent toileting. This process may take several months, if not years depending on your child, but there are several steps and milestones along the way.
Aside from the physical factors that accompany toilet training an ASD child, there are also social factors to consider. You need to remember that it is rare for a child with ASD to have the motivation to be like their peers, and often don’t see the point in going to the toilet when they can go in their nappy. It's important to remember that all children are different, and they will not all respond to the same teaching techniques. Children on the autism spectrum often like routine, which you can build to develop a successful toilet training routine. Call us now to discuss your concerns and see how we can help!
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