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Toller training can be a challenge in

children with an autism spectrum

disorder these children have difficulty

with speech and language communication

social engagement as well as wanting

routine and tend to be perseverate even

at times rigid so all these three core

characteristics and features can come in

the way in order to be toilet trained

you need to have a word for it you need

to have the awareness of it and being

speech delayed or not having the

language can be an impediment so finding

a word getting the child familiar once

they have a few word vocabulary whether

you choose want to use poop or toilet

time or whatever language and whatever

lingo you want find a consistent word

where when the child has a dirty diaper

you need to say it have them repeat it

if possible you also need to pick up on

some of the cues that your child will

give you before they have a bowel

movement for example even in their

diaper you see a change in expression

whether the face gets flushed or they're

going into the corner if you can use

that time to get them to come onto a

toilet seat it would be helpful having

them watch and monitor other people

using the toilet see if they will do it

through imitation getting them a little

toilet seat I mean a lot of this you use

for regularly developing kids and you

can use the same strategies but with

kids with an autism spectrum disorder

you need to be a little bit more

sensitive to their sensitivity which may

be sensory they may not like the sound

of the flush they may not like the

texture of the seat they're on they may

get comfort by actually wanting to have

the bowel movement in the diaper because

they use to that sensation and that

proximity so doing things on a gradient

and actually analyzing what the issues

are with your particular child one of

the tips that I do find helpful and

parents use is something known as the

gastrocolic reflex they're generally

after a meal when there is the

gastrointestinal system is active soon

after you have a bowel movement

and watching your child for what is

their routine when in their day do they

end up having a bowel movement you can

use that time I've had kids hold on to

their bowel movement as a control issue

and you see that happening to the point

of stool leaking out and it's becoming

something we call incorporators and for

that you need to speak to your primary

doctor because stool may have been held

on to and gotten constipated and

impacted those kids need medical care

and medical intervention of laxatives

and soft stool softeners etc but routine

toilet training as you develop language

as there's flexibility as there's a

change in routine and a lot of kids just

one day decide watching somebody else

are I want to use the toilet I've had

cases where kids have been toilet

trained overnight and for some kids it

becomes an issue of sensitivity till

they're much older and you have to work

with your child involving not just the

pediatrician to rule out medical issues

but possibly the occupational therapist

and the psychologist if there is a

behavioral piece to it the many

strategies out there they can choose

which one works for your child and share