This presentation will cover issues related to toileting including the challenges involved in toilet training children with special needs and useful and practical strategies to teach this important skill.
1. Understand the challenges involved in toilet training individuals with special needs
2. Discuss key components of a successful toileting program
3. Review materials and resources for families
Terry Katz is a licensed psychologist and Senior Instructor with Distinction who has been privileged to work with children with developmental disabilities and their families for over 30 years. She co-founded a sleep behavior clinic in 2009 and a toileting clinic in 2011 for children with special needs at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She has worked in both clinics since they were first established. Dr. Katz has helped develop a number of educational materials for caregivers. These include sleep and toileting toolkits for Autism Speaks and a book on sleep, Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Frazzled Families. She also wrote a chapter on sleep in the book When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect: A Guide for Parents and Professionals (edited by M Froehlke and R.S. Zaborek.) She just recently published a book on toileting: Potty Time for Kids with Down Syndrome: Lose the Diapers, Not Your Patience.
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