Most children with additional needs can be successfully toilet trained with the right support, according to charity Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (ERIC). The impact of continence problems can be profound on any child or young person’s life and can continue to affect them as adults.
The organisation has just published new information for families and healthcare staff on when and how to start toilet training for children with additional needs.
It is aimed at any child with delayed toileting, including those with learning and physical disabilities, and those with autism. One in ten callers to ERIC’s support line are by parents of children with additional needs.
Develop a toilet training plan, starting with using forms to assess if the child is ready, to help find out if there...
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