Bowel movement difficulties encountered by children with and without autism and evidence-based treatment options for toilet training by Nursel Ozkan Gonzalez.
Centre for Behaviour Analysis Webinar Series 2022
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast
Full title - Bowel movement difficulties encountered by children with and without autism and evidence-based treatment options for toilet training
Nursel Ozkan Gonzalez will deliver the next Centre for Behaviour Analysis webinar on 8 March 2022 at 7pm. Please visit BehaviorLive to register for this event.
Azrin and Foxx’s early studies in the 1970s have brought an effective behavioural approach on toilet training that has reached worldwide success. Today, Behavior Analysts working in the field of special education or education are often solicited to intervene on toilet training and related issues. Defecating difficulties or atypical defecation are frequent in the general population. Constipation alone is reported to be prevalent in around 34% of 4–11 year-olds, with 5% experiencing chronic constipation lasting more than 6 months. These difficulties can have a major impact on toilet training progress and on the quality of life of impacted children, adults and families. This webinar will cover different bowel movement issues that can be encountered, how to differentiate between them, the evidence-based behavioural treatment options that have been published and when to consider a multidisciplinary approach for a comprehensive medical-behavioural intervention package.