As an ABA therapist I work with children with ASD and toilet training can be a challenging and emotional process. To avoid it being an overly stressful experience I have put together some tips that parents have found useful.
Refusing to poo
I’ve seen several children recently who have had problems around using the toilet. Often the child is so anxious about doing a poo that they hold it in and don’t go for days, or won’t use the toilet at school and wait until they get home. This can be very distressing for the child and also for parents. I’d like to reassure parents that these problems are common and extremely treatable.