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3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?

3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?

Do you really want : to pair those behaviors? Once you do, transition to a regular toilet is going to be tough! Use his developmental, not chronological, age, for readiness: Can he stay dry for 2 hrs., walk from room to room, recognize the urge to go, use a word to say so (e.g., potty) & pull his pants up & down? If so, use a Little Looster stool & read " Steps to Independence" by Baker, ~$30 on Amazon.com. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my kid is autism he's going to 4 yrs old with ppd-nos!!!! question about potty training!?

What do you suggest if my kid is autism he's going to 4 yrs old with ppd-nos!!!! question about potty training!?

Train them: Most studies suggest that when the diapers are removed, autistic children will gravitate towards toileting with similar techniques to what other children may require. ...Read more

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Which age child is ready to start toilet training?

Which age child is ready to start toilet training?

Varies: Most children can beging toilet training between 9-15 months. There are many variables and often they learn by observing others, for example in day care. Do not get frustrated and it is important to remember that each child develops at their own rate. ...Read more

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Can toilet training be a cause of mental illness?

Can toilet training be a cause of mental illness?

Toilet: Not a cause, but faulty training can result in enuresis or encopresis or obstinence with oppositional defiant acts later on. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toilet training resistance?

What is the definition or description of: Toilet training resistance?

No Potty for me!: Children who refuse to be toilet trained. They either wet themselves, soil themselves or try to hold back their bowel movements. Most common cause of resistance is that the child has been lectured or reminded too much. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people blatantly ignore clear scientific data that autism and vaccines are unrelated?

What are the reasons that people blatantly ignore clear scientific data that autism and vaccines are unrelated?

No memory to review: The success of the vaccines over many years has led to a generation or more with no memory of epidemics of whooping cough, meningitis & polio.Grandma is likely part of the last generation to face the epidemics & deaths & she was too young to understand the fear her parents had daily. Today it's easy to jump on the bandwagon & cringe at the pain of a shot & look for any reason to avoid them. ...Read more

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Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?

Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?

If Sui yes: Stress urinary incontinence is easily addressed with a sling. There are some surgical treatments for other types of incontinence but not as common. ...Read more

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We started toilet training our child and she hasn't had motion for 2 days now. Is that normal and what should we do?

We started toilet training our child and she hasn't had motion for 2 days now. Is that normal and what should we do?

Holding stool : Frequently toddlers will hold their stool during potty training. They will pee in the potty but prefer the diaper for stools. The reasons are comfort, fear, not ready to sit on that potty. If he is holding both stool and urine take a break from potty training. If just stool talk to him about your hopes and wishes. Use stickers to encourage potty use or other reward. ...Read more

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Is there any good data (rcts) on sensory processing disorder in kids without any other diagnosis (autism spectrum, dd, etc)? Thank you.

Is there any good data (rcts) on sensory processing disorder in kids without any other diagnosis (autism spectrum, dd, etc)? Thank you.

The American : Academy of pediatrics & coding organizations do not recognize sensory processing disorder as a stand-alone diagnosis, because it's always found as a manifestation of a neurodevelopmental disorder. Occupational therapists use the term descriptively, but it's not a medical diagnosis. ...Read more

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When and how to begin toilet training?

When and how to begin toilet training?

A toddler who walks: from room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants up & down & says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or "potty" to indicate he senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. If not, you may create a behavior problem . There's no harm in putting a potty chair in the bathroom for the child to sit on while you model using the toilet, but don't force the child to sit on it. ...Read more

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Dr. Valerie Hines
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Toilet Training (Definition)

Toilet training, is the process of training a young child to use a toilet or "potty chair" for urination and defecation . A child who can walk from room to room, pull his pants up & down & say "pee-pee", " poo-poo" or "potty" when he senses the urge is ready to toilet train. Rewarding attempts as well as successes & ignoring accidents, basic behavioral precepts, ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more