potty training a sensory processing disorder child?

Christina - posted on 08/21/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Has anyone had any success in potty training a child with sensory processing disorder? My son is 6 and we're waiting for a 2nd MRI of his spinal cord to make sure that he doesn't have a tethered spinal cord (my brother-in-law was born with it and our son has signs that it may be that). We aren't sure but if it does come back fine I have to look into the idea that it's his sensory processing disorder that is causing the lack of the urge to go to the bathroom. He's in 1st grade at the local school and doing well but I know as he gets older this will change as kids are not as tolerant of kids that aren't the same as them (especially one wearing diapers).

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Liz - posted on 05/04/2013

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I have a daughter who has sensory processing disorder and she is 6, will not BM on the potty at all! she is just now learning to wipe herself but not her butt...toileting is so difficult for us.

Christina - posted on 08/21/2010

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My OT was the one who diagnosed him in Kindergarten of last year. Apparently a lot autistic children deal with some form of sensory processing disorder but children with this problem does NOT make them autistic... does that make sense? I was told that only an OT can diagnose your child with this disorder... I'm only learning about it still myself but if she is diagnosed a great place to start is the book "The out of sync child". (It's been recommended to me by a few people... going to get it myself soon).

Brandy - posted on 08/21/2010

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This is only the second time I have heard of Sensory Processing Disorder. My daughter is almost 4 and I was begining to wonder is she was on the autism spectrum with some of the things she does and says. My mother found a site about SPD and it had a 'checklist' of sorts and I now have an appointment with our Pedi for a referal for her to be checked for this. How old was your son when he was diagnosed? And is there anything you can maybe tell me about this that the website cant?

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