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Using books and videos about using the toilet can help with getting your child’s attention and to help him understand toileting basics.
Choose books that include language and concepts that are consistent with your child’s level of understanding. Since most books about toilet training are written for 3-4 year olds, you may need to develop a unique book for your older child. One resource that we recommend is Toilet Training Individuals with Autism and Other Developmental Issues by Maria Wheeler. Your child’s speech language pathologist or behavior specialist can also provide assistance with writing a social story for toileting using words and pictures from his own toileting routine and daily schedule. Read the story several times each day including anytime your child requests it.
For additional suggestions, see Part 27: Resources for a list of websites, books, and videos to help your child learn about using the toilet.
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