How Can OT Promote Potty Training Victories?

Posted On: Apr 2, 2012

As we continue celebrating Occupational Therapy (OT) Month, did you know that occupational therapy can help some children address skills that might help them in potty training?  OTs can work with children to practice dressing skills for toileting (pants, zippers, even buttons), address toilet hygiene after bathrooming, and can work with children in wheelchairs to practice transfers from chair to toilet and back.  Although parents should know that OT is never a “quick fix” for potty training issues, it can address important issues – and empower children for success!