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Course # 1245
A Sensory Approach to Potty Training

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Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL); IL EITP/1.0; NBCOT/1.25 Beginner

Course Abstract

Please note: This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "Sensory Strategies", course 1541 which is offered for AOTA/0.3 and NBCOT/3.75.

This seminar will provide you with sensory strategies and tips to address Potty Training and other activities of daily living that parents tend to struggle with on a day to day basis. You will learn ways to help teach parents and families how to help address their child’s specific needs.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on May 7, 2012


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify the sensory sensitivities around Potty Training
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify different ways to approach potty training from a sensory perspective
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify how to address other ADL’s from a sensory perspective
  • After this course, participants will be able to select the appropriate sensory strategies for a child that is SOR, SUR, and SC

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Differences between SOR, SUR, SC subtypes
15-55 Minutes Strategies for potty training and other ADL's
55-60 Minutes Question and Answer

Average Rating

(353 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 353 reviews

Review by: Chris on July 27, 2015
The ideas on strategies to use with children.
Review by: Amy on July 26, 2015
Instructor was very specific in explanations and detailed examples.
Review by: Jennifer on June 25, 2015
Lots of practical ideas that can be utilized with families
Review by: Jill on June 20, 2015
Great topic!!
Review by: Gloria on June 15, 2015
The instructor was very easy to follow and her slides followed her lecture
Review by: Sara on June 14, 2015
Good example and ideas
Review by: Rebecca on June 1, 2015
So helpful with suggestions
Review by: Gary on May 12, 2015
Exploration of using my sensory skills toward potty training
Review by: Phyllis on May 6, 2015
Liked her examples. Very knowledgeable about subject matter. Liked all the explanations about different sensory disorders and how they relate to potty training.
Review by: Cathy on April 30, 2015
Clear cut information and practical
Review by: Andrea on April 28, 2015
very easy to follow, was able to relate to various problems encountered with patients and it offerred good solutions to those problems.
Review by: Tiffany on April 19, 2015
The strategies are very family friendly.
Review by: Jamie on April 9, 2015
I like the concept on the sensory lifestyle rather than the sensory diet
Review by: Amy on April 4, 2015
Great information and ideas.
Review by: Arvonda on April 2, 2015
Clear and practical solutions
Review by: Martha on March 29, 2015
I liked her discussion of the SPD subtypes and how she related it to the problem of potty training.
Review by: Elizabeth on March 28, 2015
The content and topic of the course
Review by: Tara on March 26, 2015
Review by: Erin on March 24, 2015
Interesting topic that so many parents can relate to, simple explanations and examples
Review by: lisa on March 23, 2015
Practical strategies
Review by: Christina on March 22, 2015
Easy to follow along. Appreciated emphasis on creating a sensory lifestyle that fits the child rather than one size fits all.
Review by: Cathie on March 17, 2015
Britt had a clear and enthusiastic way of presenting her material, with many practical suggestions.
Review by: Elizabeth on March 11, 2015
Very well organized, easy to understand, useful and practical strategies
Review by: Meredith on March 5, 2015
Evidence very well laid out
Review by: Rebecca on March 4, 2015
This presenter does a good job of succinctly incorporating in-depth information on sensory processing with the activity being discussed (i.e. potty training). She also provides resources on where one can get more information should they want to dig deeper into the topic of sensory processing as a whole. Her information is up to date as well.
Review by: Melissa on February 26, 2015
lots of examples of how we can apply strategies in treatment.
Review by: Amber on February 22, 2015
Very good presenter, organized and informative
Review by: Johanna on February 19, 2015
Good examples given, clarity of preesenter
Review by: Christina on February 10, 2015
very informative and lots of great tips/tricks
Review by: Danielle on February 7, 2015
She gave a general overview of SPD and how it affects the daily living skills.
Review by: Barbara on February 2, 2015
The information presented was very clear and many helpful interventions were noted.
Review by: Casey on November 29, 2014
Good strategies for potty training
Review by: Melissa on November 13, 2014
specific strategies and overview of SPD to begin
Review by: Juila on November 7, 2014
Heard new information- such as keep them moving, potty chair outside bathroom etc
Review by: Linda on October 22, 2014
clear concise information, well organized
Review by: Angela on October 14, 2014
Well organized, clear, and concise.
Review by: Amanda on October 5, 2014
The material was well-organized, clear and well-presented.
Review by: Emilie on September 28, 2014
Breakdown of SPD subtypes.
Review by: Cynthia P. on September 21, 2014
good examples
Review by: Shireen on September 18, 2014
Nice overview of SPD subtypes and how to approach potty training and other self-cares for each
Review by: Kathryn on September 15, 2014
The flow was great and giving examples.
Review by: Donna on September 12, 2014
Clear speaking voice and put in order that was easy to understand.
Review by: GLORILYN on September 12, 2014
very helpful/informative
Review by: brenda on August 13, 2014
The presentation was easy to understand. The presenter had a voice that was easy to listen to.
Review by: Rachel on August 12, 2014
Britt is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker.
Review by: Mindy on August 11, 2014
It is applicable in both the home health setting and clinic.
Review by: Norma on August 9, 2014
excellent information.
Review by: Preya on August 5, 2014
Practical explanations and examples
Review by: Laura on July 27, 2014
I love how the whole sensory system was explained before talking about potty training.
Review by: Mary Kate on July 26, 2014
I learned about the potty training in one day.
Review by: Jennifer on July 23, 2014
Detailed examples
Review by: Ivette on June 20, 2014
lots of useful info.
Review by: Asencion on May 24, 2014
The information was excellent, presenter has great knowledge, wasnt as easy to listen to as the other speakers I have listened to
Review by: Alicia on May 4, 2014
There were examples provided about each scenario
Review by: Alissa on April 29, 2014
Very organized and information given to allow parents to understand it.
Review by: Rivka on April 28, 2014
good information
Review by: Lynne on April 25, 2014
case studies
Review by: Erica on April 15, 2014
Engaging speaker and information was organized well.
Review by: Rachel on April 1, 2014
Very practical
Review by: Angelica on March 28, 2014
The handouts/charts presented the information on sensory processing in a manner that is easy to understand, and easy to share with parents. The specific potty training suggestions were specific and easy to understand. The examples of how bathrooms, toilets, and all the other components, may affect some children, was also explained very concisely but memorably.
Review by: Shabana on March 20, 2014
excellent information with a nice font size and concise review of background relevant information
Review by: Barbara on January 29, 2014
Very organized approach to subject - also how to present information to parents
Review by: Megan on January 24, 2014
same as other courses. maybe more examples/ stories
Review by: Tiffany on January 10, 2014
It gave suggestions that can easily be implemented immediately in the treatment environment.
Review by: Jessica on January 3, 2014
I loved the specific examples the speaker gave and the clear power point slides that will make it easy to share this information with parents and my coworkers!
Review by: Kelly on December 31, 2013
well presented. easy to follow
Review by: Michelle on December 30, 2013
The information and it's relevance to my work
Review by: Jessica on December 30, 2013
Good review, and good strategies with focus on sensory processing.
Review by: Pamela on December 30, 2013
The course was well organized with good examples and concrete information to approach potty training.
Review by: Karen on December 29, 2013
Review by: Jennifer on December 22, 2013
Presenter is so knowledgeable and gives good background information with current topic discussed.
Review by: Audrey on December 8, 2013
Practical ideas were given.
Review by: Rivka on December 4, 2013
Gr8 ideas, presented in clear way with good background foundation info
Review by: Hannah on November 29, 2013
Good course for beginner OTs who don't have experience with potty training.
Review by: Sarah on October 15, 2013
The added bonus of the information on sensory processing.
Review by: Mary on October 14, 2013
Good ides about the progression of potty training.
Review by: Tyla on September 21, 2013
Some additional examples of ways to help kids to potty train with both SOR and SUR.
Review by: Mary on September 18, 2013
Good for introductory
Review by: Kathryn on September 11, 2013
She presented the material in an organized way. Although much of it was a review, she offered input that was a refresher to some previously learned information. She also elaborated from the powerpoint rather than simply reading the information which kept me engaged.
Review by: Natalie on August 14, 2013
Organized and concise.
Review by: Marrene on July 23, 2013
learned several new up dates on sensory integration research also good reminder of how what we know about SI to potty training
Review by: Leslie on July 8, 2013
great information, ability to print out slides to keep on file for resources to parents is an added bonus. Great presenter, easy to understand.
Review by: Stephanie on June 23, 2013
Good review of material to help parents understand what is going on with their child.
Review by: Eileen on June 22, 2013
basic, introductory course that provided some new suggestions/ideas
Review by: Dael on June 11, 2013
The information was organized and concise but it seemed basic for someone who has potty-trained any child already. This seems like it would be a better program for first-time parents, or new therapists.
Review by: Susan P. on June 6, 2013
Very relevant. Gave great foundation for the different types of kids, then the practical tips were very helpful and can be immediately implemented.
Review by: Annelyn on May 28, 2013
The examples that she shared in dealing with a child with sensory processing problem.
Review by: Kara on May 23, 2013
good practical information
Review by: Nancy on May 18, 2013
excellent strategies for a variety of scenarios
Review by: Maria on April 30, 2013
Reviewed the sensory systems well.
Review by: Emily on April 23, 2013
excellent speaker, good organization
Review by: Rhonda on April 19, 2013
good presentation style and pace
Review by: Jennifer on April 19, 2013
Nicely organized and presented. Easy to understand and follow along with.
Review by: Laurie on April 9, 2013
Clear presentation of material. It discussed various areas and included examples.
Review by: Jenna on April 9, 2013
Very easy to understand
Review by: Elizabeth on April 1, 2013
The speaker did a nice job of presenting the information in an organized manner and provided examples.
Review by: Melinda on March 26, 2013
Information was well organized, current, and easily able to be used in practice.
Review by: Lisa on March 26, 2013
Very well presented
Review by: Tammie on March 11, 2013
very practicel info
Review by: Mary on March 7, 2013
Britt was very discripitive and made the course easy to understand and apply.

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Course Presenter

britt collins

Britt Collins, M.S., OTR/L

Britt received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 2005.  Britt has expertise addressing sensory issues with a wise range of disorders and disability groups such as autism spectrum disorders, SPD, ADHD, feeding issues, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome.  Britt currently works at Cherry Creek School District in Denver, CO and previously worked at the STAR Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado.  She also has experience working in school-based practice, hospital-based pediatric acute care and ICU, rehabilitation centers and private practice clinics.  Britt is a co-author of the book Sensory Parenting: Newborns to Toddlers which was published in 2010.  She travels the country presenting on various topics related to SPD.

Disclosure: This presenter received an honorarium for presenting this course.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL); IL EITP/1.0; NBCOT/1.25 Beginner

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American Occupational Therapy Association

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