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Toilet training

Every child and family’s situation are unique.  For this reason, we offer a highly customised approach using the science of ABA, to be sure that any previous or current challenges are addressed. Speak to us and see how we can help your child.

In-person and/or virtual


Eligibility determined by screen.

No out of pocket expenses for families currently receiving funds through the OAP and for families paying out of pocket, ABI is pleased to offer a sliding scale in an effort to serve our Families. Contact us for the cost of the lessons which are determined by the whether you wish to engage in a customised program or partial/full curriculum.

What is toilet training?

Toilet training in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) teaches toileting in a way that is individualized to each person. Toilet training helps children learn to recognize their body signals for urination and bowel movements. Toilet training is also a gateway to teaching a child how to use a toilet correctly and at the appropriate times.

Why is toilet training important?

Teaching your child how to recognize when their body is signalling them to urinate or have a bowel movement can have significant benefits. It can eliminate embarrassing accidents, increase their independence, and enhance their sense of dignity in social situations, which can positively impact their day-to-day life. Learning how to use the toilet independently can empower a child and help them utilize their strengths. Moreover, improving a child’s ability to use the toilet independently can enhance their social skills and allow them to join a group of individuals who are also independent in the same domain.

What can toilet training look like?

ABA therapy is an effective way to teach potty training to children. It involves using techniques that are tailored to meet the specific needs and skills of each child. Our trained therapists can help identify the most appropriate and effective methods for each child based on the child’s existing skills. For instance, some children need to learn how to tolerate sitting on a toilet before they can start with the toileting procedure. Others may be able to follow instructions but may not initiate the process themselves. In some cases, children may use the toilet for urination but not for bowel movements. Therefore, it is essential to personalize the potty-training process based on the child’s current skill set.