Hi all our dd is 2.8 we are currently awaiting an autistic spectrum pathway assessment as she is displaying alot of the traits and has a significant expressive and spontaneous speech delay. Can anyone give me any advice on how to go about toilet training? Would it be best to go straight to toilet or use a potty? Any tips/advice are gratefully received as I just don't know where to start.
Hmm, I'd say leave it as late as possible until you are sure she's ready. I was in denial about DS's issues determined to get DS trained before preschool, but it made the whole thing much much harder. He wasn't ready and developed a habit of pooping in his pants that is still not completely sorted 10 years later.
Not if she has potential SN, in fact they'd be on a sticky wicket denying anyone a place due to not being toilet trained. 'Tis discrimination and in contravention of the Equalities bill (taken over from disability discrimination bill.)
That was exactly the pickle I got into 11 years ago, when I was firmly in denial about my DS's SN. I just wanted him to start preschool to help with his social development and be like all the other DC.
Very few 3 year olds have a firm DX, that fact that she's being investigated is enough for you to delay toilet training until she's developmentally ready. Of course, she may be ready, it's worth a try this summer, but don't sweat it if she's not.