Understanding common toileting problems

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

This short course includes the lessons:

  • Introduction toileting problems
  • Withholding
  • Constipation
  • Daytime wetting
  • Nighttime wetting (nocturnal enuresis)

This short course covers common toileting problems that you are likely to encounter when supporting families with toddlers and young children. Many of these problems can have causes that are physiological, behavioural, and developmental. It is really important, therefore, to understand the science of toileting, developmental readiness for toileting, toddler psychological development and how approaches to toilet learning or toileting behaviours can impact on these issues.

Some of these issues may require medical support to ‘solve’, however helping parents to identify the problem, and avoid recurrence can be an important part of your role in supporting families with toilet learning.

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, Common toilet learning interventions and methods, and supporting parents with toileting learning.

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
  • 13 Lessons