Toilet Training Programme Consultation
Independent toileting skills are one of the most important life skills a child can acquire. Achieving independence in toileting not only saves parents the hassle and expense of nappies, but also often breaks down barriers to inclusion and decreases life-long vulnerability. However, toilet training can be a difficult skill to teach.
Many children with developmental disabilities may have difficulties with toileting, and may require explicit and specialized strategies. At Reach Children’s Services, we have extensive experience with individualizing the toilet training process.
We can help if your child:
- has not been successful with previous attempts at toilet training
- will use the toilet when asked or on a schedule, but will not initiate
- will urinate in the toilet, but will not have BMs in the toilet
- demonstrates resistance or minor inappropriate behaviour when asked to use the toilet
- Is at least 4, but is not displaying readiness skills
How does it work?
As with any of our services, the consultation process and level of support depends on your child’s individual strengths and needs. The process typically begins with an application and brief phone call. This is to ensure we can appropriately meet your needs before proceeding with the initial visit. You may be requested to chart toileting patterns for a period prior to the initial visit.
Please note that this service may not be suitable for children with intense medical needs or other co-morbid medical conditions. A GP’s permission may be required before proceeding with consultation.