Toilet trainingÂ can be difficult, but when your child is autistic it can be even harder, autism and going to the bathroom can be a real problem.
Teaching new skills to children with autism/aspergersÂ work best when the steps to the task are organized into simple pieces.Â Teaching this new skill to an autistic/asperger child must be consistent becoming repetitive andÂ predictable to the child in terms of rewards and consequences.
In order for toilet training to be successful, the child must move from depending on reminders (timed trips to the bathroom) to recognizing the signs of a full bladder and taking the necessary actions him/herself.
Learning to use the toilet is part of socialization….
Most children enjoy the recognition they receive from their parents and otherÂ adults when they begin usingÂ the toilet as well as the rewards that come their way.
However, young children with autism have trouble applying the same social interaction reason to going to the bathroom.Â They do not like changing set routines and behaviors and may alsoÂ not yetÂ be aware of, or able to control their bodies.
Social stories can be used to re-enforce these skills as well as teaching new ones, like autism and social stories and going to the bathroom.
Children with autism respond well to repetition….Social stories act as a tool in re-enforcing this, and teaching the autistic child the new skill.
The autism socialÂ story can be read as often as needed and will give your autistic child the repetition that is needed when trying to teach a new skill as well being an effective tool forÂ re-enforce an already learnt skill.
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