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How do I potty train an autistic 3yr old boy, when i haven't potty trained anybody before? He pulls off his clothes & runs around naked, is he ready?

How do I potty train an autistic 3yr old boy, when i haven't potty trained anybody before? He pulls off his clothes & runs around naked, is he ready?

Readiness for: Toileting includes his being able to pull his pants up & down, say/sign "pee-pee, poo-poo or potty" & sense when he needs to "go." if he's in early childhood special education through your local school district, teachers sometimes help with tt.. (if not, call child find for assessment). His aba therapist can help, also. "steps to independence" is a good book.See www.Autism-society.Org. ...Read more

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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's the most effective way to potty train a 3 year old boy with sensory issues?

What's the most effective way to potty train a 3 year old boy with sensory issues?

TOILET TRAINING: When child is ready, use training pants to use in the potty. Bring him with you when you go bm. Do not force him or scare him during the training sessions. ...Read more

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Is being able to potty train your autistic child a good prognostic sign?

Is being able to potty train your autistic child a good prognostic sign?

it's a good step: Depends on age ; other factors, but overall not that predictive of ultimate competence, but any developmental progress is good. There are many things as important, or moreso, but celebrate every step forward by your child. And, I am happy for you t; your child - because toilet training is much more convenient ; pleasing for all. ...Read more

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If my toddler won't potty train or talk, could he have autism?

Depends on age: Children vary a lot in when they develop these skills. Many toddlers don't do either for a long time. If the child is emotionally relating to you it probably is not autism but you should review his or her development with you pediatrician if you are worried. ...Read more

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How do I get my 3 year old mild autistic boy to poop on the potty?

How do I get my 3 year old mild autistic boy to poop on the potty?

TOILET TRAINING: Just like the other kids show them how to go potty when you do one and don't force them when they are not ready yet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could potty train my 3 year old?

Can you tell me how I could potty train my 3 year old?

A pre-schooler who: walks from room to room, pulls his pants & pull-up or underpants down, says " pee-pee", "poo-poo" or "potty" to indicate he senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. Use a potty chair or Little Looster for stability. First step: When he starts to poop, calmly walk him into the bathroom, keep on his diaper, let him empty it into the toilet & flush it. Reward each step. ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.

Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.

It is hard to say ..: You did not provide enough clinical information. Does this happen in all environments or does he save these behaviors for you specifically. Does he exhibit periods of time where he is engaged in activities with other children: does he understand the language you use with him, does he have a range of emotions: happy, sad, etc. You should discuss these questions with your Pediatric Specialist- KB ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay pasaed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.he do

Maybe/maybe not: Only 75% of kids are potty trained at 3.Any kid with a communication disorder will be frustrated and tend to throw fits. Proper evaluation by a speech and language specialist and developmental pediatrician could give a better picture of what is going on. This could just be a developmental speech/language issue, separate from the label of autism or its related disorders. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autism for a three year old child?

What are the symptoms of autism for a three year old child?

An autistic child: will show impaired social interaction,delayed language skills and repetitive and restrictive behaviors.There are varying degrees in different children.A three year old might have decreased eye contact with others,delay in speech &repetitive movements.However, having these signs/symptoms doesn't make the diagnosis.If you are concerned about your child,please discuss with his doctor. ...Read more