Toilet training children with autism and related disorders is fraught with countless challenges stemming from the very core of their unique characteristics. The communication and sensory issues alone can create formidable barriers. As a result, typical strategies are frequently ineffective when used with children with special needs.
Promising no “quick fixes,” The Potty Journey systematically guides you through the entire toileting journey, step-by-step, to the ultimate destination – dry pants.
About the Author Judith Coucouvanis, MA, APRN, BC, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and clinical specialist at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her bachelor s and master’s degrees in nursing at the University of Iowa. As a clinician she has specialized in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders for 30 years. She consults to educational programs and speaks regularly on the topics of social skills training, behavior support, and toilet training, offering practical information to both parents and professionals. She serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.
She is the author of Super Skills: A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges (AAPC, 2005).