After you have successfully trained your autistic child to urinate on the potty, you can begin potty training for number 2. Always keep it positive when potty training. Never punish or get angry with a child, if you do, it will take longer to train them.
You Will Need A Potty Chair or Toilet Seat That Is The Right Size For Your Child
It is difficult for children to go poop on the potty if the seat is not the correct size and height. Children do not like to feel like they are falling in and it is not comfortable if their legs are dangling down. If your autistic child is too big for a regular potty chair, you will want to place a seat top on your toilet and a stool under his feet if necessary. His feet should rest comfortably on the floor or on top of the foot stool.
Make Sure Your Autistic Child Is Ready To Poop On The Potty
It can be difficult to decide when the time is right. You should definitely wait until he is successfully going pee on the potty. Trying to train for both at the same time is close to impossible. If you see your child hiding to go potty or taking his pants off so that he does not soil them before going potty, he is probably ready to begin using the potty for number 2.
Parental Modeling Helps Teach Your Autistic Child To Use The Potty
It is necessary for children to see how their parents use the potty so that they understand what to do.
Be Close To The Potty To Teach Your Autistic Child To Use The Potty
Have the potty chair nearby or stay home and close to the bathroom during the time that you are trying to teach your child to use the potty. Watch your child closely for any signs that they need to go and take them to the toilet quickly, but without scaring them.
Practice sitting on the potty several times through out the day. When you think your child needs to go, have him sit on the potty for a few minutes.
Every time your child sits on the potty give him a reward. One M&M, or some other type of reward that your child loves. If even he is not successful, you still need to give the reward for trying.
Flush Accidents Down The Toilet To Teach Your Autistic Child To Use The Potty
If your autistic child does have an accident, have him help you carry it to the potty and flush it down. Give him the reward for his work.
Have A Potty Party To Teach Your Autistic Child To Use The Potty
To have a potty party, spend the entire day in the bathroom waiting for your child to go. It can be grueling, but if he is successful, it will be worth the time you spent. The idea behind the potty party is to be prepared the second he needs to go, so that you can help him onto the potty.
Make sure you reward him for his success and effort.
Do not give up even when it gets hard. Sometimes it takes several years for an autistic child to learn to use the potty. All of the effort will be worth the reward in the end. Special needs children can learn to use the potty with training.