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ERIC Number: EJ947688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Teaching a Child with Challenging Behaviour to Use the Toilet: A Clinical Case Study
Brown, Freddy Jackson; Peace, Natalie
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v39 n4 p321-326 Dec 2011
Learning to use the toilet is an important developmental step for a child's independence, health and dignity. It can be particularly difficult to teach continence skills to disabled children with aggressive or challenging behaviour. This study showed how Azrin & Foxx's (1971) basic toilet training procedure could be modified to teach a 13-year-old child with learning disabilities with aggressive behaviour to use the toilet in school. Urinary continence was achieved within 2 weeks and maintained at 6-week follow-up. Long-term data showed continence was maintained at 6-, 12- and 24-month follow-up. The programme was subsequently successfully transferred into the home. There is a strong evidence base for effective continence programmes, and the challenge now is how to disseminate their findings and ensure they are systematically used.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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