• how to tell if the child is "ready"
• easy and time-saving data collection methods
• the importance of routines and how to develop effective routines
• the impact of a consistent schedule
• using rewards effectively
• the hidden curriculum of public restrooms
• the significance of dry pants
• and last, but not least, the importance of being patient and keeping a sense of humor … Along the way, you will hear about how to deal with accidents, obstacles, and other mishaps. Full of useful information and real life examples, The Potty Journey is reader-friendly and helps you organize and make sense of what often seems to be an overwhelming undertaking. Throughout the book, parents, educators and child care providers who have put into practice Judith's strategies share their successes with toilet training children across a wide range of ages and disabilities.
|Publisher:||Autism Asperger Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Judith Coucouvanis, MA, APRN, BC, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and clinical specialist at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Nursing at the University of Iowa. As a clinician, she specialized in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders for 30 years. She consults to educational programs and speaks regularly on the topics of social skills training, behavior support, and toilet training, offering practical information to both parents and professionals. (new paragraph) Judith was the 2006 recipient of the International Society of Psychiatric Services Clinical Practice Award and her book The Potty Journey won Gold in the 2010 NAPPA Parenting Resources Competition. She serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.