Toilet Training & the Autism Spectrum (ASD): A Guide for Professionals by Dr Eve Fleming & Lorraine MacAlister

Toilet Training & the Autism Spectrum (ASD): A Guide for Professionals by Dr Eve Fleming & Lorraine MacAlister

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This practical guide equips practitioners with the tools to support families and carers in developing effective toilet training programmes for children on the autism spectrum and providing continued help with analysing and addressing problems.

With appropriate intervention and persistence most children on the autism spectrum can be toilet trained however difficult it may sometimes seem. Authors Dr Eve Fleming and Lorraine MacAlister are specialists in continence problems in children with autism and have packed their expertise into this accessible guide.

Focusing on the 3 'Ps' - preparation, practicalities and problem-solving - they offer a step-by-step process tailored for children with autism, which includes strategies for managing behavioural issues, approaches to address sensory sensitivities and advice on overcoming specific bowel and bladder difficulties.

What we say….

This is a ‘must-have’ book for early years practitioners, special education teachers, paediatric and school nurses, health visitors and other frontline professionals. There is clear, straightforward information and guidance to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through the difficulties of toilet training. The book is full of practical, tried and tested ideas, really helpful for parents too.

About the authors

Dr Eve Fleming is a retired community paediatrician who worked for 35 years in South Warwickshire where she led the bowel and bladder support services and clinics. She was endearingly referred to by the children in her care as the ‘wee and poo doctor’. Dr Fleming has extensive experience of working with children with developmental and chronic health problems.

Lorraine MacAlister is a training consultant for the National Autistic Society (NAS) and has a variety of experience working with children on the autism spectrum and their families.

Number of pages: 242
ISBN-13: 978-1849056038