My son is almost 2 and he has autism. Which for him means he's pretty much nonverbal and it's really hard to tell what he can and cannot understand. He does good with sign language though. So, I was wondering. If he can't tell me when he's ready and when he wants to try it then how do I know? I'm not going to push him since he has a little brother or sister on the way. But, I'm just curious. Thanks so much!!Answer Question
Answer by piwife at 12:39 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
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Answer by mommyin07n08 at 1:36 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
Here's what we did. My daughters have very many autistic like characteristics, they were about 3 before we started potty training. We used both sign and pictures. We started by modeling what we wanted. Myself, my husband and our older typically developing daughter would anytime we needed to use the bathroom, say out loud "I need to use the restroom, or I need to go potty" We would make the sign which I can post a link for and touch the picture of the toilet we had hanging in the hall. We did that for a couple of weeks, then we started taking them every hour. We would say "bathroom time" make the sign and touch the picture. It was a lot of work but eventually they got it.
Answer by teamquinn at 1:43 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 2:37 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
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