Common toilet learning interventions and methods

This short course is the fifth part of the toddler toilet learning module for the toddler specialist consultant training pathway.

This short course includes the lessons:

  • Introduction to common toilet learning interventions and methods
  • Parent- or adult- led
  • Training rather than learning
  • A word about elimination communication
  • Rapid toilet training
  • Prompting
  • Incentivising toilet learning: rewards and praise
  • Punishment and shame around toileting
  • Some guides to toilet training

This short course covers many of the common approaches to toilet learning or training that are advocated today. We will look at how these methods promote learning and development towards independent toilet use, and assess their pros and cons.

Prerequisites: An introduction to psychological development core short course bundle. When looking at the impact of interventions commonly used in toilet learning we draw on an understanding of psychological development, motivation, and behaviourism as introduced in the introduction to psychological development bundle.

The science of toilet learning short course, Developmental readiness for independent toileting, The history of toilet training

Relevant prior learning: It is not necessary to complete the following courses prior to this course, however doing so will give you a good grounding in the relevant background areas.
Core module 3: An introduction to physiology and biochemistry.
Core module 6: An introduction to sensory regulation bundle, especially short course “The interoceptive sense”

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Course Includes

  • 3 Sections
  • 17 Lessons