Day 3. Afternoon
15.30 - 17.00 / 29 April 2024
Lecture Hall 2
A Parent's Guide to Toilet Training Children with Autism

  • Parents
  • Care providers
  • Teachers and teachers of special education
Rami Mossad Abdou

This lecture has been prepared for parents and caregivers of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who are beginning the toilet training process. The skill of using the bathroom is considered one of the basic independence skills for every child, whether children with autism spectrum disorder or their normal peers, and training to use the toilet poses a challenge for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). There are many reasons why it takes so long. Children with autism spectrum disorder learn to use the toilet at a later age and urinate and defecate in the toilet later than other children. Children with autism spectrum disorder also have some common problems that may make using the toilet difficult. Knowing these issues can help you come up with different ways to meet your child's needs. The journey can take a few years, but achieving lifelong toilet independence is worth the wait!
A study by Dalrymple and Ruble (1992) found that children with ASD required, on average, 1.6 years of toilet training to remain dry during the day, and sometimes more than 2 years to achieve bowel control.

  • What is the importance of toilet training?
  • Why is toilet training a child with autism spectrum disorder often more complicated than toilet training a typically developing child?
  • How do I know that my child is ready to start toilet training?
  • Am I ready to start toilet training my child?
  • How do I prepare myself for this stage?
  • How do I start toilet training?
  • What strategies might help in this?
  • What if we face setbacks?
What we will learn:
For whom:
Special Education Teacher at Zahrat Allouts Autism Center, Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Certificate No. RBT-22-240789, International Behavioral Therapist IBT Certificate No. 83759002
The workshop will be held as the part of conference program.
XII International Research and Practice Conference
“Autism. Challenges and Solutions"