POTTY TRAINING

by DOLORES
(CLEVELAND OHIO )

MY GRANDSON IS THREE AND HAS VERBAL APRAXIA ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO POTTY TRAIN WIL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

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Jun 13, 2012
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Potty Training
by: Melissa

Definetly lots of fluids! We also let my son go pantless which seemed to work alot better than the pull-ups. He also had certain times where he would routinely have to go to the bathroom and we put him on the potty before he would have to go.
Like the previous comment said, depending on where the child's speech is, try to have some kind of word or sign language that the child can communicate to you. It also helped to have him watch my nephew (who is 6 months older) go potty. He tends to mimick other children so that helped out a ton! Use lots of praise (candy rewards didn't work for us) when they do go and have a lot of patience!! It took a little bit longer for our son to get potty trained that other children we know. Good luck to you!

Jun 13, 2012
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don't give up
by: Kate

Hello -

I don't know if you saw the article I have here:
http://www.apraxiaspeaks.com/apraxia-toilet-training.html about toilet training, but there are some tips there.

Extra fluids helps a lot to provide lots of practice. Depending on how verbal your child is - if he could say "potty" or a word like it to let you know when he needs to go or make up a sign language sign for him.

Just don't push him too hard - the more you push the more a child resists, follow his lead and it's ok if he just isn't ready yet. Let it go for a few weeks and then try again.

Best of luck to you!

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