Ready, Set, Potty!: Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

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Potty training a child with developmental disorders can be a real challenge, and sometimes the extra difficulties make you feel as though you've tried everything, and failed. In this book, Brenda Batts shows how you can overcome problems, big and small, and provides tried-and-tested methods that really work, tailored to each individual child.

Bursting with ideas on how to see past conventional strategies and adapt toilet training to suit your child, this book outlines methods ...

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Overview

Potty training a child with developmental disorders can be a real challenge, and sometimes the extra difficulties make you feel as though you've tried everything, and failed. In this book, Brenda Batts shows how you can overcome problems, big and small, and provides tried-and-tested methods that really work, tailored to each individual child.

Bursting with ideas on how to see past conventional strategies and adapt toilet training to suit your child, this book outlines methods that have helped even the most despairing of parents and caregivers. Examples of success stories range from two-year-olds to adults aged 20 and show that, despite how difficult it may seem, a little creativity and adaptation can get anyone toilet trained, no matter how many previous attempts have failed. The program itself is supported by plenty of helpful hints and tips, as Brenda covers all you need to get your child past the diaper stage and help them to achieve a big step towards independence.

This book is a must for anybody looking to toilet train someone with developmental disorders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849058339
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 490,682
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The road to independence 11

Before you begin 14

A note on vocabulary 14

Chapter 2 Individualized Teaching 15

What is Individualized Teaching? 15

The beauty of Individualized Teaching 16

Tips for parents and teachers 22

Chapter 3 Components of a Well-structured Program 23

Order, predictability, and routine 23

Chapter 4 Critical Questions 28

When, why, and for how long? 28

When should you potty train your child? 30

Why should you potty train your child? 31

For how long should I try a potty training system? 32

Tips for parents and teachers 33

Chapter 5 Areas to Consider 34

Issues in potty training 34

1 Can my child be potty trained? 34

2 Who is responsible for potty training? 34

3 Am I ready to assist my child in potty training? 35

4 Is my child ready to be potty trained? 35

5 What is my role in the potty training process? 35

6 For how long will you commit yourself to the potty training process, how committed will you be in times of stress and frustration, and what are you committed to: the process, or the event? 36

7 Why is potty training so hard? 36

Tips for parents and teachers 38

Chapter 6 The Potty Plan 39

The importance of planning 39

Setting a goal and objectives: Rodney 41

Tips for parents and teachers 43

Chapter 7 The Beginning of the Process 45

The end will lead us 45

Ready, Set, Potty! steps to potty training 46

Tips for parents and teachers 47

Chapter 8 Steps to Potty Training 49

1 Pick a target day 49

Choosing a target day: Molly 51

Choosing a target day: Joseph 51

Choosing a target day: Alex 52

Tips for parents and teachers 52

2 Establish a baseline 53

Establishing a baseline: Jackson 55

Using underwear instead of diapers to establish a baseline: Emily 55

Isolating elimination times: Kyle 56

Tips for parents and teachers 56

3 Pick a theme 59

Using a music theme: Patty 59

Using a birthday party theme: Alex 60

Using a Christmas tree theme: Jason 60

Tips for parents and teachers 61

4 Decorate the bathroom and bathroom door 61

Decorating the bathroom: Joel 62

Decorating the bathroom and using music: Roma 63

Finding the motivator and decorating the bathroom: Mira 63

Tips for parents and teachers 64

5 Make diapers a thing of the past 65

Making diapers a thing of the past: Bren 66

Making diapers a thing of the past: Jimmy 67

Making diapers a thing of the past: Maggie 67

Tips for parents and teachers 68

6 Decorate your child's underwear 68

Decorating underwear in the wrong place: Mia 71

Decorating underwear with letters of the alphabet: Preston 71

Decorating underwear with a yellow ball: Lee 71

Tips for parents and teachers 72

7 List your child's favorite motivators 73

Using sensory motivators: Antonio 74

Using photos and music as motivators: Tia 75

Using a tactile stimulation as a motivator: Daniel 75

Tips for parents and teachers 76

8 Celebrate the night before 77

Celebrating the night before: Maria 79

Celebrating the night before: Sam 79

Celebrating the night before: Mark 79

Tips for parents and teachers 80

9 Use footprints 80

Using footprints and help with balance: Monika 82

Using colored footprints: Christian 82

Using colored footprints: Sara 83

Tips for parents and teachers 83

10 The toilet seat 84

Using pictures of roses on the toilet seat: Cristina 85

Help with balancing on the toilet seat: Ray 86

Using a theme of bears on the toilet: Emily 87

Tips for parents and teachers 87

11 Create a behavior strip 88

Making the behavior strip clear: Robert 89

Adapting the behavior strip: Lena 90

Using objects in the behavior strip: Angel 91

Tips for parents and teachers 91

12 Use a bathroom basket 92

Using a bathroom basket: Pete 93

Using a bathroom basket: Toni 94

Using a bathroom basket: Jackie 95

Tips for parents and teachers 96

13 Give a reward 96

Using numbers as a reward: Rosie 99

Using Christmas rewards: Leon 100

Using a puzzle as a reward: Alex 100

Tips for parents and teachers 101

14 Create a potty story 101

It is Potty Time! 102

Tips for parents and teachers 104

15 Use a first/then chart 105

Tips for parents and teachers 107

16 Bowel movements 108

Achieving bowel movement elimination: Raison 109

Achieving bowel movement elimination: Juanita 110

Achieving bowel movement elimination: Maggie 110

Tips for parents and teachers 111

17 Night training 112

Night training: Veronica 115

Night training: Doug 116

Night training: Doris 116

Tips for parents and teachers 117

Ready, Set, Potty! checklist 118

Chapter 9 Recap 123

Putting it all together 123

Chapter 10 Following the sequence of the potty training steps 126

Ready, Set, Potty! sequence and steps 126

Steps to potty training 126

Chapter 11 Tips for Parents and Teachers 131

Chapter 12 Frequently Asked Questions 135

Chapter 13 Closing Remarks 141

Index 142

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