Potty training a speech delayed toddler

Tiffani - posted on 05/20/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son will be four on the 20th of next month. About a year ago he initiated his own potty training by wanting to use the potty himself. We encouraged the transition, bought him a potty, but he preferred using the toilet so we bought him a spiderman seat, but he still preferred the big toilet without the assistance of the seat. About four months before we knew we'd be moving to a new state he began hiding in a room (other than the bathroom) and peeing/pooping behind the door. Eventually he began to use the toilet more, but not always, and he began to constantly pee/poop in his room in the middle of the night at a time that it'd be hard for me to catch him in the act to correct him. We almost lost our entire deposit to our last rental because of the condition of the floor in his room. Now in our new house were trying to keep up and he still uses the toilet most, but here and there he will wait till we leave a room and pee in the corner of the room. We've corrected him numerous times, and because he's speech delayed we plan to put him in pre-school this fall in hopes of improving his speech with the help of a speech therapist, but without successful potty training idk that it will be possible. It seems that he pees on the floor out of laziness, but if i demonstrate or explain again and again not to pee on the floor but in the toilet, i don't think I'm getting anywhere if he doesn't understand what I'm saying. I know that he knows better, but I'm not making an impact here. Any advice?

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