Order Ready, Set, Potty! By Brenda Batts for Autism and Developmental Disorders
Posted Jul 30 2010 12:00am
Toilet training a child with autism. Scary stuff, isn't it? There's a new book that hits the bookstores on August 15th. It's called Ready, Set, Potty! by Brenda Batts. I met Brenda at the NAA conference in early November of 2007. I was mesmerized by Brenda's system. It made so much sense to me, and I was eager to get my Bella out of diapers. I followed Brenda's instructions to the letter and sure enough, after 48 hours, Bella had released into the toilet several times and was on her way to success. Previous attempts meant literally hours sitting on the toilet with no success, only to have a puddle on the floor seconds after leaving the bathroom. Go ahead, Pamper yourself. Get the book. ;) Kim
Potty training a child with developmental disorders can present a vast array of challenges, many of which are not associated with teaching a neurotypical child how to use a potty. In this book, Brenda Batts overcomes difficulties and provides tried and tested methods that really work, tailored to each individual child. Bursting with ideas on how to see past conventional strategies and adapt toilet training to suit your child, this book outlines methods that have helped even the most despairing of parents and caregivers. Examples of success range from two year olds to adults aged twenty, and show that no matter how difficult it may seem, a little creativity and adaptation can get anyone toilet trained, no matter how many previous attempts have failed. The program itself is supported by plenty of helpful hints and tips, as Brenda covers all you need to get your child past the diaper stage and help them achieve a big step towards independence. This book will be essential reading for anybody looking to toilet train someone with developmental disorders.
Brenda Batts is a Behavior Consultant, the mother of two sons, Alex, an 18 year old teen with Autism, and Douglas (JR), a typical, 21 year old college student. She is owner and director of Focus on the Future Training Center, a private school for students with Autism and other related developmental disorders located in Plano, Texas. Brenda holds a BS Degree in Special Education, and a Masters of Education with specialization in Exceptional Student Education. Through her workshops and presentations as a national and international speaker in the field of special needs, coupled with her own personal journey as a parent of a teen with Autism, Brenda is committed to the path of helping special needs students achieve independence.